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Hemoglobin C disease is inherited. This means it is passed down from parents to children.
A person may be a carrier, called hemoglobin C trait. They have no symptoms. Or a person may have hemoglobin C disease. Those with the disease may or may not have symptoms.
A baby born to parents who each carry the trait has a 1 in 4 chance of having hemoglobin C disease.
In the U.S., hemoglobin C is most common in African-Americans. People of Caribbean, Italian, and Greek descent also have a higher risk.
Most people with hemoglobin C disease don't have symptoms. But they can have low red blood counts or anemia. This can cause fatigue, weakness, pale skin and other symptoms.
For those with hemoglobin C who have symptoms, they may include:
The disorder is often found during newborn screening blood tests. Blood tests for hemoglobin C disease include:
Hemoglobin C disease usually requires no special medical attention. Sometimes complications can develop, including:
Call your child's healthcare provider if you or your child has:
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