hemoglobin E disease

hemoglobin E disease

Etymology: Gk, haima, blood; L, globus, ball; E; Gk, dis, not; Fr, aise, ease
a mild form of anemia caused by a genetic abnormality of the hemoglobin molecule. Worldwide it is the third most common form of hemoglobin disorder, primarily affecting people of Southeast Asian and African descent.

hemoglobin E disease

A mild form of hemolytic anemia caused by a genetic variant of hemoglobin molecule. It is found primarily in people of Southeast Asian origin, in whom it may provide protection against falciparum malaria.