What is sickle cell C disease (Hemoglobin SC)?

Also known as: sickle cell hemoglobin C disease, sickle-hemoglobin C disease.

Hemoglobin is a protein in blood that carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. People who have sickle cell C disease have abnormal hemoglobin (both hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C). This hemoglobin doesn’t flow through the blood vessels as smoothly as normal hemoglobin and can cause a number of complications.


Reviewed by: Athena C Pefkarou, MD

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