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Hemoglobinopathies, do they require treatment?

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Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Most so not: Most have altered hemoglobin in the form of "trait." Those individuals may only have small red cells but no anemia. However, patients who have full blown hemoglobinopathy are usually anemic. There are many forms of hemoglobinopathies... Such as thalassemia. Sickle cell disease vs trait is another type of altered hemoglobin.

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