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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2% of sickle cell trait patients, which is much higher than all other studies.
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