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sickle cell C disease

 

Definition: a disease resulting from abnormal sickle-shaped erythrocytes (containing hemoglobins C and S) that appear in response to a lowering of the partial pressure of oxygen; characterized by anemia, crises due to hemolysis or vascular occlusion, chronic leg ulcers and bone deformities, and infarcts of bone or of the spleen.

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