Cooley's anaemia


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Cooley's anaemia

An inherited abnormality of haemoglobin which causes breakdown of red blood cells and anaemia. The condition is usually called THALASSAEMIA major. (Thomas Benton Cooley, 1871–1945, American paediatrician).
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