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Can sickle cell trait affect the white blood cells?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No.

Sickle cell trait (one copy of beta-globin gene with sickle mutation and one normal copy) will not affect white blood cells.
Those with sickle cell disease (two sickle genes) can have chronically elevated white blood cell counts, caused in part by inflammation in the blood vessels.

In brief: No.

Sickle cell trait (one copy of beta-globin gene with sickle mutation and one normal copy) will not affect white blood cells.
Those with sickle cell disease (two sickle genes) can have chronically elevated white blood cell counts, caused in part by inflammation in the blood vessels.
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