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

  • G6pd
  • anemia
  • sickle cell
  • thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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