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Hemoglobin sickle-beta thalassemia
Other Names for this Disease
- Hb S beta-thalassemia
- Sickle beta thalassemia
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Hemoglobin sickle-beta thalassemia, also known as sickle beta thalassemia and sickle cell-beta thalassemia, is considered a variant form of 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.
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- Bender MA & Hobbs W. Sickle Cell Disease. GeneReviews. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1377/. Accessed December 20, 2012.
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