hemoglobin H

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hemoglobin H

[′hē·mə‚glō·bən ′āch]
(pathology)
An abnormal hemoglobin migrating more rapidly than normal hemoglobin on electrophoresis, and usually associated with thalassemia.
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A subtype of hemoglobin H disease distinguished by life-threatening anemia during infectious illnesses should be recognized as a clinical entity distinct from other thalassemias, all of which are becoming more common in the United States, according to a single-center study.
In contrast, other hemoglobin H disease does not cause growth deficits or iron overload during childhood, and it rarely causes severe anemia, said Dr.
The diagnosis of Hemoglobin H Disease is often difficult, especially in those cases where red cell morphology is only slightly abnormal.