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What is sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease?

Sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) is a genetic disease that occurs when a person inherits a gene for sickle-cell disease and a gene for hemoglobin C disease. The symptoms are like those of sickle cell anemia but not as severe. SC disease is more common than hemoglobin C disease, Depending on complications, Hb S-C disease is treated similarly to sickle cell anemia.

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