fetal hemoglobin

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fetal hemoglobin

[′fēd·əl ′hē·mə‚glō·bən]
(biochemistry)
A normal embryonic hemoglobin having alpha chains identical to those of normal adult human hemoglobin, and gamma chains similar to adult beta chains.
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Here we present a case of osteopetrosis associated with chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible and increased fetal haemoglobin.
Haemoglobin electrophoresis revealed increased levels of Fetal Haemoglobin.
A phase 2 study of HQK-1001, an oral fetal haemoglobin inducer, in [beta]-thalassaemia intermedia," British Journal of Haematology, vol.
Fetal haemoglobin estimation and serum bilirubin estimation were also done in relevant cases.
Individuals with SCD will require lifelong prophylactic penicillin and folate and in some cases hydroxyurea, which acts by increasing the concentration of fetal haemoglobin (HbF) and reduces painful episodes, acute chest syndrome and the need for blood transfusions.
Other Ache genes which, combined with the Sickle Cell gene ('S') can produce Sickle Cell Disease are beta-thalassaemia, Hereditary Persistence of Fetal Haemoglobin (Haemoglobin-F or Fhereditary), Haemoglobin-D, etc.
Regression of extra medullary haematopoiesis and augmentation of fetal haemoglobin concentration during hydroxyurea therapy in thalassaemia.
Fetal blood sampling: The best method to assess s hemolytic disease is the direct determination of fetal haemoglobin, (HbF) hematocrit, and blood groups by testing a blood sample (23).