Sickle cell trait

What is Sickle cell trait?

Sickle cell trait (or sicklemia) describes a condition in which a person has one abnormal allele of the hemoglobin beta gene (is heterozygous), but does not display the severe symptoms of sickle cell disease that occur in a person who has two copies of that allele (is homozygous). Those who are heterozygous for the sickle cell allele produce both normal and abnormal hemoglobin.

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5yr old africian American male went to doctor for kindergarten physical mother tells doctor she has. sickle cell trait and wants son screened for...

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Child needs screening for sickle cell trait.

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Last year I had a blood test done which came back positive for the sickle cell trait. I want to do a second blood test to be sure, but first I'd...

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Sickle cell trait is a hereditary hemoglobin disorder and cannot be cured. However sickle cell trait usually causes only a mild anemia and the...

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Hello, my sister has sickle cell trait. She is 61 years old and lives in Denver, CO. She was hospitalized last night after her 911 call. Her...

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No if it is a sickle cell trait then it is not...

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