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Living with Thalassemia

Living with Thalassemia
▶ Life Stages:
  1. Infancy
  2. Toddler
  3. School Years
  4. Adolescence
  5. Adulthood
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Life Stages: Adulthood

adult The responsibilities of adult life can get even more complicated in the presence of a chronic illness. Adults face the challenge of maintaining relationships, work, medical insurance, and managing an often complicated medical disease. For some, reaching adulthood may also mean a change in their system of medical care from a pediatric setting to an adult setting. Compliance with medical management continues to be an issue as patients balance the issues of the use of invasive medical procedures and quality of life.

Please read "Proposal: Living as an Adult in a Pediatric World" in our Patient Forum Section.

What you can do as an adult:


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