GARY A. BECKER, M.D.; ENNIO C. ROSSI, M.D.
Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin was first noted in 1955 by Edington and Lehmann (1). Subsequently, this condition was found in African and American Negroes (2-4), in a Portuguese-Indian family in England (5), and in Caucasians of Italian (6) and Greek ancestry (7). Conley and associates (8) found hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin in about 0.1% of the Negro population in Baltimore. Recently, this prevalence was confirmed by Thompson, Warrington, Odom, and Bell (9) in a survey of 12,000 Negroes in the southern United States. Thus, far more than 100 cases of hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin have been reported.
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BECKER GA, ROSSI EC. The Interaction of Hereditary Persistence of Fetal Hemoglobin and Beta Thalassemia. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1071–1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-1071
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):1071-1075.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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