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Are the white people immune to getting sickle cell disease?
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Dr. Golder Wilson
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: No
The beta-globin gene mutation that causes sickle hemoglobin has a higher frequency in those of african descent (conferring resistance to malaria) but is also seen in mediterranean and some asian populations--italians and greeks also have significant frequencies of beta-thalassemia.

In brief: No
The beta-globin gene mutation that causes sickle hemoglobin has a higher frequency in those of african descent (conferring resistance to malaria) but is also seen in mediterranean and some asian populations--italians and greeks also have significant frequencies of beta-thalassemia.
Dr. Golder Wilson
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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Sickle cell and race
Sickle cell disease is more common in patients of african descent.
Although rare, there are caucasians that can have sickle cell disease particularly if of mediterranean descent. It has nothing to do with immunity rather it is a hereditary (genetic) disease.

In brief: Sickle cell and race
Sickle cell disease is more common in patients of african descent.
Although rare, there are caucasians that can have sickle cell disease particularly if of mediterranean descent. It has nothing to do with immunity rather it is a hereditary (genetic) disease.
Dr. Noah Federman
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