Diverse phenotypic expression of sickle cell hemoglobin C disease in an Indian family
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Compound heterozygosity for βS/βC is common in African populations and is associated with remarkable clinical heterogeneity . Although the presence of HbC gene, along with β thalassemia, has been reported from India ; however, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of sickle cell hemoglobin C (HbSC) disease from India.
KeywordsThalassemia Mean Cell Volume Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration Painful Crisis Mean Cell Hemoglobin
This work was supported by a grant from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi, India.