Chromosome 11 Beta Thalassemia Minor B+/B

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Chromosome 11 Beta Thalassemia Minor B+/B

In Beta thalassemia minor B+/B one beta gene locus is partially deleted or inactive.

With this deletion, only 85% to 95% of the normal level of Hb A is made.

(drawing modified from Harmening, 1999)