Definition: 'Sickle Cell C Disease'
sickle cell C diseaseType: Term
1. a disease resulting from abnormal sickle-shaped erythrocytes (containing hemoglobins C and S) that appear in response to a lowering of the partial pressure of oxygen; characterized by anemia, crises due to hemolysis or vascular occlusion, chronic leg ulcers and bone deformities, and infarcts of bone or of the spleen.
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