What is Hgb E/B + thalassemia?

Also known as: hemoglobin E/beta thalassemia.

Hemoglobin is the protein in the blood that carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. Hemoglobin B and E are abnormal forms of hemoglobin. Thalassemia is a medical condition in which the body makes less hemoglobin than usual. It causes anemia.


Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

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

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