Thalessimia to son

My son has minor thalessimia. How can it affect.tell me about treatment and special diet for him.his age is 18 months
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
Hi, Beta thalassemia syndromes are a group of hereditary disorders characterized by a genetic deficiency in the synthesis of beta-globin chains. In the heterozygous state, the beta thalassemia trait (ie, thalassemia minor) causes mild to moderate microcytic anemia. 
Patients with thalassemia minor usually do not require any specific treatment.
Individuals with thalassemia minor (thalassemia trait) usually have mild, asymptomatic microcytic anemia. This state does not result in mortality or significant morbidity.
Consult Pediatrician....
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