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Is there only one type of hemoglobinopathy?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: There are several types of hemoglobinopathies including c disease, sc disease, sickle cell, and the different types of thalassemias.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Feb 7, 2012
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: There are literally thousands of different known mutations in the globin chains themselves, and more in the genes that govern their production which are mutated in the thalassemias.

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