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Microcytosis Associated with Hemoglobin E Trait

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Description:

A person with hemoglobin E trait (hemoglobin AE) may show a microcytosis in the peripheral blood smear. Hemoglobin E shares several characteristics with beta-thalassemia. It is important to identify for purposes of genetic counseling.

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