What is Hgb H constant spring?

Also known as: hemoglobin H – constant spring.

Hgb H disease is a form of alpha thalassemia, a medical condition in which the body makes less hemoglobin than usual. It causes anemia. There are four genes that contribute to the making of hemoglobin. When a person is missing three of these genes, the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin known as hemoglobin H. Hemoglobin H – constant spring is a particular severe form of Hgb H disease that can cause of number of problems.


Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

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