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What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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