hemoglobin C disease
- hemoglobin C disease n an inherited hemolytic anemia that occurs esp. in individuals of African descent and is characterized esp. by splenomegaly and the presence of target cells and hemoglobin C in the blood
* * *the state of being homozygous for hemoglobin C, characterized by splenomegaly, mild to moderate hemolytic anemia, recurrent jaundice, and increased numbers of target cells and reticulocytes in the peripheral blood.
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