sickle cell trait


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trait

 [trāt]
1. any genetically determined condition; also, the condition prevailing in the heterozygous state of a recessive disorder, as the sickle cell trait.
2. a distinctive behavior pattern.
sickle cell trait the condition, usually asymptomatic, of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S; see also sickle cell.

sick·le cell trait

the heterozygous state of the gene for hemoglobin S in sickle cell anemia.

sickle cell trait

n.
A hereditary condition, usually harmless and without symptoms, in which an individual carries only one mutated hemoglobin gene for sickle cell anemia. The sickle cell trait confers resistance to some forms of fatal malaria.

sickle cell trait

the heterozygous form of sickle cell anemia, characterized by the presence of both hemoglobin S and hemoglobin A in the red blood cells. Anemia and the other signs of sickle cell anemia do not occur. People who have the trait are informed of and counseled about the possibility of having an infant with sickle cell disease if both parents have the trait. See also hemoglobin S.
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Sickle cell inheritance pattern

sickle cell trait

Heterozygosity for HbS seen in 8% of US blacks, up to 30% of African populations Clinical No anemia, normal growth, development, lifespan, slight ↑ in sudden unexplained death; hematuria, splenic infarction. See Sickle cell disease.
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Sickle cell trait has been occasionally associated with debilitating illness and death.
Nine years later, Stephen Pullens, a Black cadet, sued after being forced to resign from the Air Force Academy because he had the sickle cell trait.
It provides details on measures that can reduce the risk of collapse during sports and exercise related to sickle cell trait among athletes.
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Parents of infants identified with sickle cell trait, hemoglobin C trait and hemoglobin D trait can receive more information by calling the hemoglobin trait toll-free number at (866) 954-2229.
In the United States, people of African ancestry are the most common carriers of the sickle cell trait.
The patient was a 20-year-old, gravid black woman with a history of sickle cell trait who presented at 29 weeks' gestation with 5 months of gross, painless hematuria daily following a traumatic fall.
ANSWER: We shall come to the "Sickle Cell Trait" (Norm/Ache'AS') in a subsequent article, but before then try answering this question: "If an English person (Norm/Norm-AA), or German, without sickle cell trait, can bleed from the kidney, why should not an 'AS' Turk, or 'AS' Nigerian, or 'AS' Greek also bleed from the kidney?
People who carried the sickle cell trait were turned down for jobs, ostensibly because they had a genetic disease, when actually they were quite healthy and would remain so.
Bernadine, of Wimblington, Cambridge-shire, was reluctant to have an anaesthetic because she has a sickle cell trait which means her blood can easily be starved of oxygen.
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