Anemia at Altitude Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease, and Other Inherited Anemias

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    Abstract

    DeLoughery, Thomas G. Anemia at altitude - thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and other inherited anemias. High Alt Med Biol. 22 113-118, 2021. - Anemia due to any etiology is a common medical condition throughout the world. This article discusses the most common inherited anemia types - sickle cell disease and trait, thalassemia, hereditary spherocytosis, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The implications of anemia for travel at altitude are discussed, and suggestions for counsel and preparations for such travel are presented.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)113-118
    Number of pages6
    JournalHigh Altitude Medicine and Biology
    Volume22
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2021

    Keywords

    • anemia
    • G6pd
    • sickle cell
    • thalassemia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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