Sickle-cell disease

What is Sickle-cell disease?

It is a disorder of the hemoglobin due to a genetic defect. If oxygen supply is low the red blood cells containing the abnormal hemoglobin assume a sickle shape. Mutation in a single chormosome produces sickle cell trait where 50% of the hemoglobin or less is abnormal. If both chromosomes are defective sickle cell disease with 80-90% abnormal hemoglobin results.

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hello, I have a 15 year old who is visiting me for a few weeks. He came with three prescriptions.
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Dr. I have a child who has sickle cell disease . it has been controled. she is 18 1/2 years. Has had 4 crisis in her life time. mild ones. Now...

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Your daughter is having more pain as her anemia is aggravating during the menstrual bleeding.

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Hello doctor, my 2 year old son is suffering from sickle cell anemia.

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