Open Access Short Communication Article ID: JDPS-9-211

    Inferior dental nerve symptomatology in dental practice needs exclusion of sickle cell disease

    Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu

    Sickle cell disease is defined as two abnormal beta-globin genes at least one of which is the sickle cell gene denoted by the capital letter S [1]. Other Abnormal beta-globin-genes are denoted either by capital letters of the alphabet C D E G K … [2] or by the name of the place where the abnormal haemoglobin was found, for example, Haemoglobins Korle Bu [3], Osu-Christiansborg [4], K Woolwich [5] all of which are qualitative beta-globin gene abnormalities. There can, however, be a quantitative beta-globin gene abnormality which then is called beta-thalassemia and which I denote as beta-thal. 


    Published on: Aug 4, 2022 Pages: 17-19

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2394-8418.000111
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