No longer used term for heterozygotous thalassaemia. A blood disorder having the characteristics of both sickle cell anemia and Mediterranean anemia. A variable patterns includes features of Herrick’s syndrome (sickle cell anaemia) and thalassaemia syndromes. Other features include abdominal crisis, and splenomegaly. Hereditary condition.
- E. Silvestroni, I. Bianco:
Ricerche cliniche, genetiche ed ematologiche sui malati di anemia microciticaa constituzionale e di morbo di Cooley.
Haematologica, Pavia, 1948, 3: 135-190.
Genetic aspects of sickle cell anemia and microdrepanocytic disease.
Blood, New York, 1952, 7: 429-435.
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