Hemoglobinopathy is a group of disorders passed down through families (inherited) in which there is abnormal production or structure of the hemoglobin molecule.
Such disorders include hemoglobin C disease , hemoglobin S-C disease, sickle cell anemia , and various types of thalassemia .
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Calling your health care provider:
Golan DE. Hemolytic anemias: red cell membrane and metabolic defects. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 165.
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