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What does haemoglobin s do?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Cause trouble: Hemoglobin s is the substitute inherited hemoglobin in those with sickle cell anemia. This is protective against malaria but is not helpful away from malaria areas. It causes the blood to clot inappropriately, leads to susceptibility to infections, causes clotting and of course low blood count.

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