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Sickle cell disease 

Sickle cell disease
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Sickle cell disease
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0040
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date: 23 October 2019

Sickle cell disease 250

This is one of the most common inherited conditions in the world and affects predominantly people from equatorial Africa but also those of Mediterranean, Indian, and Middle-Eastern descent. It is recessively inherited and in the homozygous form (HbSS) causes a multi-organ disorder....

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