Spurious elevation of hemoglobin A(1c) by hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin

Leonard E. Egede, Eugene Obah, Teresa Lorch, Tatania Oussova

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Abstract

We present the case of a 61-year-old black woman with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and a falsely elevated hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) due to hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. Physicians and allied health care professionals are alerted to this potentially significant problem in the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus (DM), particularly in the wake of the Diabetes Complications and Control Trial when 'strict' glycemic control assessed by HbA(1c) is now the standard of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-64
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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