PMID: 3446434Jan 1, 1987Paper

Glycosylated hemoglobins in a diabetic patient with sickle cell anemia

Clinical Physiology and Biochemistry
E C Abraham, K R Rao


Results of analysis of blood samples from a diabetic sickle cell anemia (SS) patient and 4 nondiabetic SS patients for glycosylated hemoglobins by Bio-Rex 70 chromatography, high-pressure liquid chromatography, and affinity chromatography are presented. Glycosylated components of Hb S and Hb A2 and total glycosylated hemoglobins were quantitated in this manner. The levels of the various glycosylated hemoglobins were increased twofold in the diabetic patient compared to nondiabetic SS patients. The glycosylated hemoglobin levels in the diabetic SS patient and in the nondiabetic SS patients, however, were significantly lower than the levels normally seen in nonsickle diabetics and normal adults, respectively. In contrast to a previously reported diabetic SS patient, the present case appears to be not severely affected by sickle cell disease.

Related Concepts

Anemia, Sickle Cell
Diabetes, Autoimmune
Hb A1a-2

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