Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy
Adult hemoglobin is composed of two alpha and two beta chains. Hemoglobinopathies result when there is an alteration in these chains. The two most salient diagnoses are the thalassemias and sickle cell disease. Pregnant patients with sickle cell disease are at high risk for poor outcomes and should have antenatal surveillance .
KeywordsHemoglobinopathy Anemia Sickle cell disease Thalassemia
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