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Hemoglobin E disease


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How might hemoglobin E disease be treated?

Treatment is usually not necessary. Folic acid supplements may be prescribed to help the body produce normal red blood cells and improve symptoms of anemia. People with hemoglobin E disease can expect to lead a normal life.[1][2]
Last updated: 2/21/2014

References
  1. Bachir D & Galacteros F. Hemoglobin E. Orphanet. November 2004; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/Pro/en/HemoglobinEDisease-FRenPro3654.pdf. Accessed 2/21/2014.
  2. Parents' Guide to Hemoglobin E Disease. Utah Department of Health. May 23, 2012; http://health.utah.gov/newbornscreening/Disorders/HB/Hb_E_Disease_EE/FactSheet_Family_HbEE_En.pdf. Accessed 2/21/2014.