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What causes red blood cells to sickle?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Hemoglobin S

A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen.

In brief: Hemoglobin S

A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ruben Mesa
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Stress

Sickled red blood cells can arise in individuals with hemoglobin s (those with sickle cell disease typically (of african or middle eastern descent usually).
Low oxygen and stress, and dehydration, can all be a factor in sickling.

In brief: Stress

Sickled red blood cells can arise in individuals with hemoglobin s (those with sickle cell disease typically (of african or middle eastern descent usually).
Low oxygen and stress, and dehydration, can all be a factor in sickling.
Dr. Ruben Mesa
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