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Some people inherit one sickle cell gene and one other defective hemoglobin gene. This can result in various types of sickling disorders. These disorders range from mild to severe.
Sickle cell disorders include:
This occurs when both genes produce hemoglobin S. Someone with this disease typically has symptoms of anemia, mild to life-threatening complications, and a shortened life span.
Someone with this disease may have mild to severe sickle cell disease.
A person with this disease may have generally milder symptoms and a longer life span than a person with sickle cell disease but still may become seriously ill.
Someone with this disease may have mild anemia. Most people don't have symptoms.
A person with these diseases may have all sickle cell disease symptoms, ranging from mild to severe.
Current as of:
April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineMartin Steinberg MD - Hematology
Current as of: April 29, 2021
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Martin Steinberg MD - Hematology
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