Sickle Cell and other Hemoglobinopathies we treat
Alpha thalassemia is an abnormality in the production of alpha chains which causes the red cells to more easily breakdown.
Alpha Thalassemia Silent Carrier
People who are alpha thalassemia silent carriers do not have the symptoms related to alpha thalassemia, such as anemia.
Beta thalassemia impacts two different types of genes. When these genes are damaged or missing, it can cause beta thalassemia.
Beta Thalassemia Intermedia
Beta thalassemia intermedia is a form of beta thalassemia that causes moderate to severe anemia. It is the second most severe form after beta thalassemia major.
Beta Thalassemia Major
Beta thalassemia is an abnormality in the production of beta chains which causes the red cells to more easily breakdown resulting in mild to severe anemia. It is more common in Mediterranean (Italian or Greek), African or Southeast Asian peoples
Beta Thalassemia Trait (Minor)
A person with beta thalassemia minor has less severe symptoms than beta thalassemia major but can still pass along the genes to their children.
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 E.
Hgb C Disease
Hemoglobin C can cause red blood cells to break down earlier than normal, which leads to anemia.
Hgb C Trait
When a person has hemoglobin C trait, they have some hemoglobin C, but much more normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin A).
Hgb E Disease
Hgb E disease is a mild disorder, and people who have it may have no symptoms or mild anemia.
Hgb E Trait
A person with Hemoglobin E trait carries a gene for hemoglobin E and one normal gene called hemoglobin A. A person with hemoglobin E trait may have no symptoms or very mild anemia.
Hgb E/B + Thalassemia
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.
Hgb E/B 0 Thalassemia
When someone has both abnormal hemoglobin and thalassemia, one possibility is that they have Hgb E/B 0 thalassemia.
Hgb H Constant Spring
Hemoglobin H – constant spring is a particular severe form of Hgb H disease that can cause of number of problems.
Hgb H Disease
Hemoglobin H disease is a form of alpha thalassemia, a medical condition in which the body makes less hemoglobin than usual.
Hydrops fetalis is a severe, life-threatening problem in fetuses and/or newborns. It causes massive swelling due to an abnormal collection of fluid in at least two different organ spaces (like the skin, abdomen, around the heart and/or lungs).
Mental Health Disorders (Sickle Cell Disease)
Mental health disorders for children affected with SCD can manifest itself in several different ways, including anxiety, depression and even psychosis over time.
Sickle Beta + Thalassemia
Sickle beta + thalassemia is a disease that cause a mild form of sickle cell anemia. 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.
Sickle Beta 0 Thalassemia
Sickle cell causes the body’s hemoglobin, or red blood cells, to take on a sickle shape and not flow through the blood vessels as smoothly. The “zero” indicates that the blood has no normal hemoglobin.
Sickle Cell C Disease
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.
Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease is a group of familial red blood cell disorders. Sickle cell disease causes the red blood cells to be oddly shaped, and have difficulty flowing through the blood vessels properly which causes them to break up easily resulting in anemia and damage to the organs.
Sickle Cell Trait
Sickle cell trait (SCT) is not a disease, but having it means that a person is a carrier that has inherited the sickle cell gene from one of the parents.
SO Arab - Sickle Cell Disease
SO 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.
Thalassemia is a medical condition in which the body makes less hemoglobin than usual. People who have thalassemia trait do not have the symptoms related to thalassemia, such as anemia.