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Heterogeneity of sickle cell anaemia in Arabs: review of cases with various amounts of fetal haemoglobin.
  1. K Kamel


    A study is presented on eleven patients with homozygous sickle cell anaemia. They are non-Sheeah Arabs from the United Arab Emirates on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The proportions of fetal haemoglobin in these patients are variable, and there is a marked variation in the severity of their disease condition; these facts are not related. African sickle cell gene admixture is a likely affecting factor.

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