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Hæmoglobin P in a Family of Southern Italian Extraction

Naturevolume 191pages292294 (1961) | Download Citation



THE larger part of abnormal hæmoglobins described in world literature has been observed, in sporadic form, among the people of Italy. As a matter of fact, Silvestroni and Bianco et al. have identified1–3 not only many cases of hæmoglobin S, the presence of which in Italy was known for some time, but also cases of hæmoglobins L, D, G, K, H and A2 abundant in non-microcythæmic (or thalassæmic) subjects.

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    Silvestroni, E., and Bianco, I., La malattia microdrepanocitica, second ed. (Pensiero Scientifico, Roma, 1955).

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    Silvestroni, E., Policlinico Sez. Prat., 66, 1373 (1959).

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    Silvestroni, E., Bianco, I., Lucci, R., and Soffritti, E., Acta Gen. Med. Gemell. 9, 472 (1960).

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    Schneider, R. G., and Haggard, M. E., Nature, 180, 1486 (1957).

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    Schneider, R. G., and Haggard, M. E., Nature, 182, 322 (1958).

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    Lambotte-Legrand, J., Lambotte-Legrand, C., Ager, J. A. M., and Lehmann, H., Rev. Hématol., 15, 10 (1960).

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  1. Istituto d'Igiene, Università di Roma, Centro di Studi della Microcitemia e delle Anemie microcitemiche

    •  & I. BIANCO
  2. Sezione di Cosenza del Centro Studi della Microcitemia e delle Anemie Microcitemiche Cosenza



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