What is hemoglobin E?

Also known as: hemoglobin E disease, HbE.

Hemoglobin is the protein in the blood that carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. One abnormal form of hemoglobin is known as hemoglobin E. Hemoglobin E disease is a mild disorder, and people who have it may have no symptoms or mild anemia.


Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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