JAMES W. RANSONE; ROBERT D. LANGE
Though a new form of hemoglobin, hemoglobin C, was reported in 1950 and 1951,1, 2 it was not until 1953 that homozygous hemoglobin C disease was described.3, 4 Since that time the disease has been found repeatedly, but usually in the younger age groups. We wish to report what we believe to be the oldest living person with homozygous hemoglobin C disease—a 79 year old Negro man. Interestingly enough, he also had gout, a condition infrequently reported in the Negro race.
A 79 year old male Negro was admitted to Walter Reed Army Hospital in November, 1954, with
RANSONE JW, LANGE RD. HOMOZYGOUS HEMOGLOBIN C DISEASE IN A 79 YEAR OLD MAN WITH GOUT1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:420–424. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-420
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):420-424.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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