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Hemoglobin C Disease Underlying Cause

Hemoglobin C disease is an inherited illness. Persons with this disease have abnormal hemoglobin in the red blood cells. This causes the red blood cells to be deformed. The spleen destroys the deformed blood cells, resulting in anemia.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hemoglobin C Disease References
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