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How is sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease like other illnesses?

Because the child inherits a defective gene designating sickle cell anemia and another designating hemoglobin C disease from each parent, sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease is very similar to sickle cell anemia. The symptoms and treatments of the disorders are the same. However, sickle-hemoglobin C symptoms are usually less severe than sickle cell anemia symptoms. This means that treatments, which are designed to neutralize symptoms and prevent complications, are also different, depending on the sufferer's symptoms.

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