2014
DOI: 10.5935/1676-2444.20140013
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Abstract: ABStrACtIntroduction: Hemoglobin S (HbS) is unstable hemoglobin that easily oxidizes, causing methemoglobin (MetHb) increased production in patients with sickle-cell anemia (SCA). Objectives: To determine MetHb levels and the influence of hydroxyurea (HU) therapy on this marker in patients with SCA. Materials and methods: Blood samples from 53 patients with SCA at the steady-state, with and without HU therapy, and 30 healthy individuals were collected to evaluate MetHb levels. The MetHb measurement was perfor…

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