What is sickle beta-plus thalassemia?

Sickle beta-plus thalassemia is a form of sickle cell disease. It describes the condition resulting from a hybrid of two genetic defects in the gene for making hemoglobin - an essential component of red blood cells. It occurs in the presence of one allele for sickling (deformed) hemoglobin, and one allele for moderate beta thalassemia. Sickle beta-plus thalassemia closely resembles a mild case of a sickle cell anemia. It is a lifelong condition, but not necessarily debilitating.

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Blood Diseases

Blood Diseases

There are many types of blood diseases. Some, such as hemophilia, a condition in which blood does not clot normally, are inherited. Others, such as iron-deficiency anemia, may result from heavy menstrual periods, ulcers, colon pol...

yps and even an iron-poor diet, making you dizzy, cold, weak and irritable. Still others, such as sepsis, which is an overstimulation of the immune system, are caused by infection. Learn more about various types of blood disease and treatment with expert advice from Sharecare.

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