Hemoglobin sickle-beta thalassemia
Other Names for this Disease
- Hb S beta-thalassemia
- Sickle beta thalassemia
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sickle cell anemia. This condition occurs when an individual inherits two altered HBB genes -- one from a parent who is a carrier of beta thalassemia and and the other from a parent who is a carrier of sickle cell anemia. This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the hemoglobin, beta (HBB) gene.Hemoglobin sickle-beta thalassemia, also known as sickle beta thalassemia and sickle cell-beta thalassemia, is considered a variant form of
Last updated: 4/14/2011
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