Abstract

During an electrophoretic study of the hemoglobin from 150 persons belonging to the Eti-Turk community, two individuals with hemoglobin E trait and one case of sickle-cell-hemoglobin E disease were discovered. The results of this investigation combined with those of other electrophoretic studies performed previously in this community indicate that the incidence of hemoglobin E among Eti-Turks is 1.37 per cent.

The importance of the occurrence of hemoglobin E in this community has been discussed, and a possible relationship between Eti-Turks and some people of India has been postulated.

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