Hæmoglobin E in Malaya


OF the variants of normal adult hæmoglobin (A), four are now known to be present in large numbers of people. Sickle-cell hæmoglobin (S) is found in tropical Africa, in some Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries and in the New World in populations derived from these parts. It is also present in a few aboriginal communities in southern India. Hæmoglobin C is frequent in West Africa, where it is at its highest incidence in the northern Gold Coast. Hæmoglobin D has been found in India in 3 per cent of north-west Indians and in 1 per cent of Gujeratis.

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