microdrepanocytic anaemiamedical dictionary

Anaemia, clinically resembling sickle cell anaemia, in which individuals are compound heterozygous for the sickle cell gene and a thalassaemia gene; about 60 to 80% of haemoglobin is Hb S, up to 20% Hb F, and the remainder Hb anaemia.

Synonyms: sickle cell-thalassaemia disease.

American spelling: microdrepanocytic anemia

(05 Mar 2000)

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