What is Hgb C disease?

Also known as: hemoglobin C disease.

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 C, and it can cause red blood cells to break down earlier than normal, which leads to anemia. This condition is known as hemoglobin C disease, or Hgb C disease.


Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

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