Which patients with anemia have the worst prognosis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients who are homozygous (Hgb SS) have the worst prognosis, because they tend to have more frequent crises. Patients who are heterozygous (Hgb AS) have sickle cell traits, and they have crises only under extreme conditions.


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