The symptoms of sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease are similar to the symptoms of sickle cell anemia. However, people with Hb S-C disease generally experience symptoms that are less severe. For instance, individuals with sickle-hemoglobin C disease may suffer from anemia, a condition that reduces the amount of available red blood cells and causes fatigue. However, individuals with the disorder may also have normal levels of red blood cells. Other symptoms of sickle cell anemia, such as pain in the chest, abdomen, and joints; infections, vision problems, and jaundice may or may not be present in sufferers of Hb S-C disease.
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