Sickle Cell and Other Hemoglobinopathies we Treat

Alpha Thalassemia

Alpha thalassemia is an abnormality in the production of alpha chains which causes the red cells to more easily breakdown. Learn more

Alpha Thalassemia Silent Carrier

People who are alpha thalassemia silent carriers do not have the symptoms related to alpha thalassemia, such as anemia. Learn more

Beta Thalassemia

Beta thalassemia impacts two different types of genes. When these genes are damaged or missing, it can cause beta thalassemia. Learn more

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. Learn more

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 Learn more

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. Learn more

Hemoglobin E

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. Learn more

Hgb C Disease

Hemoglobin C can cause red blood cells to break down earlier than normal, which leads to anemia. Learn more

Hgb C Trait

When a person has hemoglobin C trait, they have some hemoglobin C, but much more normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin A). Learn more

Hgb E Disease

Hgb E disease is a mild disorder, and people who have it may have no symptoms or mild anemia. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Hgb E/B 0 Thalassemia

When someone has both abnormal hemoglobin and thalassemia, one possibility is that they have Hgb E/B 0 thalassemia. Learn more

Hgb H Constant Spring

Hemoglobin H – constant spring is a particular severe form of Hgb H disease that can cause of number of problems. Learn more

Hgb H Disease

Hemoglobin H disease is a form of alpha thalassemia, a medical condition in which the body makes less hemoglobin than usual. Learn more

Hydrops Fetalis

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). Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Thalassemia Trait

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. Learn more