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How is hemoglobin s taken care of in a child?

How is hemoglobin s taken care of in a child?

See below: If they only have one copy of HGB s, then they only have sickle cell trait, which does not need any treatment. If they have two copies, then they have sickle cell. This can result in recurrent pain crisis'. The child will need to have pneumococcal vaccines, which is recommended for all children now, and prophylactic antibiotics. And care by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemoglobin s and hemoglobin a?

What is the difference between hemoglobin s and hemoglobin a?

Normal and Abnormal: Hemoglobin consists of two pairs of polypeptides chains. It exists inside the red blood cells ANS is important for oxygen transport. Hemoglobin a is one of the normal hemoglobins and has alpha2/beta2 chains. Hemoglobin s is a mutant hemoglobin responsible for sickle cell trait and disease. Hemoglobin s is poorly soluble when deoxygenated given the red cell the sickle shape. ...Read more

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Was tested for sickle cell and the trait. I do not have either one. But I have high hemoglobin s & low a. What other than sickle cell can cause this?

Was tested for sickle cell and the trait. I do not have either one. But I have high hemoglobin s & low a. What other than sickle cell can cause this?

Sickle beta thal: If you have high HGB s and low HGB a, then you have sickle beta-plus thalassemia ( if you have HGB a1), or sickle beta-zero thalassemia. ( if you have HGB a2 not HGB a1). These are both forms of sickle cell disease not trait. Beta zero is just as severe as homozygous sickle cell anemia (hgb ss); beta plus is milder in terms of symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, i want to know if there is a defferances in the level of hemoglobin s in the people who has sickle cell trait ,,, ?

Hello, i want to know if there is a defferances in the level of hemoglobin s in the people who has sickle cell trait ,,, ?

Yes: There are variations in the expression of Hb S gene and the depending on additional factors the percentage of Hb S in a person with the trait may vary from about 20-70%. The additional factor generally is beta thalassemia trait in the cis or trans position to the Hb S gene. ...Read more

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What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

Specific Anemia Type: Alpha-thallesemia is commonly called h-disease and it is a genetic disorder of blood cell production in which only a portion of the proteins (globin chains) is affected. The severity is determined by which chain is affected--generally there are 4 chains, conveniently name 1, 2, 3, 4. It not possible to explain having <100 characters left here. Check with your doc for more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemoglobin h disease?

What are the tests for hemoglobin h disease?

See below: Please consult the followingt website: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/955496-overview.

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What are the symptoms of hemoglobin h disease?

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Why is hemoglobin A1c high in addisons disease?

Why is hemoglobin A1c high in addisons disease?

Thanks for asking!: The risk of having type i diabetes increases in the presence of another autoimmune disease, such as addison's disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

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