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Some people inherit one sickle cell
gene and one other defective
hemoglobin gene, resulting in various types of
sickling disorders. These disorders range from mild to severe.
Other Works Consulted
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
Current as ofMarch 9, 2017
Current as of:
March 9, 2017
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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