Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia

What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary chronic hemolytic anemia caused by the production of Hb S as a result of a mutation in codon 6 of the beta globin gene. This mutation causes the hemoglobin to sickle when the red cell is...
Beta-Thalassemia

Beta-Thalassemia

What is beta-thalassemia?  Thalassemia is defined as the quantitative reduction of globin chains production leading to anemia. Thalassemia can be loosely classified into alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia depending on the affected globin gene. Beta...