Some people inherit one sickle cell
gene and one other defective
hemoglobin gene, resulting in various types of
sickling disorders. These disorders range from mild to severe.
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October 1, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
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