Hemoglobin C disease

Common Name(s)

Hemoglobin C disease

Hemoglobin C disease is a type of hemoglobinopathy, or hemoglobin disorder. Hemoglobin is a chemical found in the blood and its function is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Hemoglobinopathies occur when there is a problem with this chemical and it is not able to function correctly. Most people with hemoglobin C typically do not have any symptoms. However, it may cause anemia (low blood cell counts), jaundice (yellowing of the skin), and enlargement of the spleen (an organ in the belly which works to filter blood). This is a genetic disorder, meaning that it may be transferred from parents to their children. This condition often requires lifelong management, including frequent check-ups and often different vitamins, such as folic acid.

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American Sickle Cell Anemia Association

ASCAA is an organization that provides quality and comprehensive services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, couseling, and supportive services to individuals and families at-risk for sickle cell disease.

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015

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American Sickle Cell Anemia Association

ASCAA is an organization that provides quality and comprehensive services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, couseling, and supportive services to individuals and families at-risk for sickle cell disease.

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Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hemoglobin C disease" returned 31 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Medullary Microvascular Thrombosis and Injury in Sickle Hemoglobin C Disease.
 

Author(s): Mei Lin Z Bissonnette, Kammi J Henriksen, Kristie Delaney, Nicole Stankus, Anthony Chang

Journal: J. Am. Soc. Nephrol.. 2016 May;27(5):1300-4.

 

Sickle cell nephropathy is a common complication in patients with sickle cell hemoglobinopathies. In these disorders, polymerization of mutated hemoglobin S results in deformation of red blood cells, which can cause endothelial cell injury in the kidney that may lead to thrombus formation ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2016

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Hemoglobin C disease.
 

Author(s): Barbara J Bain

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2015 Feb;90(2):174.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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Red blood cell nitric oxide synthase activation is increased in patients with sickle cell hemoglobin C disease.
 

Author(s): Anaïs Mozar, Marijke Grau, Yann Lamarre, Linda Weyel, Frank Suhr, Bianca Collins, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Marc Romana, Nathalie Lemonne, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Wilhelm Bloch, Philippe Connes

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2015 Feb;90(2):E30-2.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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