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Hemoglobinopathy: Introduction

Hemoglobinopathy: A disease of the blood characterized by abnormal hemoglobin in the blood. The abnormality usually arises from a genetic defect which results in the hemoglobin have an abnormal structure. Sickle-cell disease and thalassemia are examples of hemoglobinopathies. Symptoms may vary from unnoticeable to severe with anemia being the most common symptom. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hemoglobinopathy is available below.

Symptoms of Hemoglobinopathy

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hemoglobinopathy?

Hemoglobinopathy: Complications

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Causes of Hemoglobinopathy

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Less Common Symptoms of Hemoglobinopathy

Hemoglobinopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Hemoglobinopathy

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Hemoglobinopathy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hemoglobinopathy: Animations

Research about Hemoglobinopathy

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Clinical Trials for Hemoglobinopathy

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Hemoglobinopathy

Hemoglobinopathy: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Hemoglobinopathy:

A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A blood disease characterized by the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Hemoglobinopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hemoglobinopathy, or a subtype of Hemoglobinopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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More information about Hemoglobinopathy

  1. Hemoglobinopathy: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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