Hemoglobin S C Disease

The hemoglobin-S-C disease is one of the hemoglobinopathies (hemoglobinopathies) and leads to symptoms of sickle cell disease are similar, but less pronounced with those.

Approximately 10% of dark-skinned people are carriers of hemoglobin S-characteristic. Therefore, the heterozygous S-C combination is much more common than the homozygous hemoglobin C disease. The anemia of hemoglobin S-C disease is weaker than the anemia of sickle cell disease. Some patients even have normal hemoglobin levels. Most of the symptoms are similar to those of sickle cell disease, but are less common and less severe in general. However, gross hematuria, Retinaeinblutungen and aseptic necrosis of the femoral head are common. Suspicion of the hemoglobin S-C disease, patients with clinical signs of a sickle cell disease or in patients whose erythrocytes show the sickle cell phenomenon. In stained blood smears to target cells and rarely find sickle cell. The sickle cell phenomenon is detected as described above. The hemoglobin electrophoresis confirmed the diagnosis. The treatment is similar to that in sickle cell anemia, but depending on the severity of the symptoms.

The hemoglobin-S-C disease is one of the hemoglobinopathies (hemoglobinopathies) and leads to symptoms of sickle cell disease are similar, but less pronounced with those. Approximately 10% of dark-skinned people are carriers of hemoglobin S-characteristic. Therefore, the heterozygous S-C combination is much more common than the homozygous hemoglobin C disease. The anemia of hemoglobin S-C disease is weaker than the anemia of sickle cell disease. Some patients even have normal hemoglobin levels. Most of the symptoms are similar to those of sickle cell disease, but are less common and less severe in general. However, gross hematuria, Retinaeinblutungen and aseptic necrosis of the femoral head are common. Suspicion of the hemoglobin S-C disease, patients with clinical signs of a sickle cell disease or in patients whose erythrocytes show the sickle cell phenomenon. In stained blood smears to target cells and rarely find sickle cell. The sickle cell phenomenon is detected as described above. The hemoglobin electrophoresis confirmed the diagnosis. The treatment is similar to that in sickle cell anemia, but depending on the severity of the symptoms.

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