What is SO Arab - sickle cell disease?

Also known as: Sickle cell hemoglobin 0 Arab disease, SO Arab disease.

S O Arab - sickle cell disease is a variant of sickle cell disease, it is usually a mild form of sickle cell anemia that is prevalent among Arab populations. This causes the body’s hemoglobin, or red blood cells, to take on a sickle shape and not flow through the blood vessels as smoothly, which prevent red blood cells from carrying oxygen effectively. This can cause a number of complications.


Reviewed by: Athena Pefkarou, MD

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

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