DISEASES

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Human genes for sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia [DOID:10923]

A blood protein disease that is characterized by low number of red blood cells, repeated infections, and periodic episodes of pain, resulting from atypical hemoglobin molecules called hemoglobin S, which can distort red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent, shape.

Synonyms:  sickle cell anemia,  DOID:10923,  sickle cell anemias,  Hb SC disease,  Hb-S/Hb-C disease ...

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