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identifying Hb S; a stained blood smear can show sickling cells

Complete

RBCs: 4.0-5.5 million/^L

Decreased

Chronic hemolytic anemia

blood count

Hemoglobin: 12-18 g/dL

White blood cells:

4500-11,000/^L

Platelets:

150,000-400,000/^L

Decreased, generally 5-10 g/dL

Chronic neutrophilia is often present Often increased

leads to decreased RBCs

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