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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia Outside of African Americans
Is it impossible for a white male from Russia to have sickle cell anemia. What are the chances of that?
It would be unusual but certainly possible for a person from Russia to have sickle cell. A simple blood test called a hemoglobin electropheresis can be done to make the diagnosis.
For more information, please review this NetWellness original feature, Sickle Cell Anemia: Not a Black Disease". Please write back if you have any additional questions.
Anthony D Villella, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University