Sickle-cell-anemia Sentence Examples
People with Sickle Cell Anemia often have mild jaundice which can make the whites of their eyes look yellowish.
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The most common causes of stroke are congenital (present at birth) and acquired heart diseases, and sickle cell anemia.
In addition, there is a blood test for fifth disease, but it is generally used only for pregnant women and for people who have weakened immune systems or who suffer from blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia.
Children with sickle cell anemia produce two abnormal hemoglobin proteins (inheriting one from each parent), which makes their red blood cells easily destructible while giving them a sickle-like shape.Advertisement
In the United States, sickle cell anemia affects some 72,000 people.
The diagnosis of sickle cell anemia is established during the newborn screen testing that is performed in the nursery at time of birth.
For children who are not tested, an electrophoresis test of the blood can detect the abnormal hemoglobin of sickle cell anemia.
In addition, the marrow must come from a healthy matched sibling donor and only about 18 percent of children with sickle cell anemia are likely to have a matched sibling.
Research contributed a great deal about sickle cell anemia from 1970 to the early 2000s concerning what causes it, how it affects the patient, and how to treat it.Advertisement
Scientists were as of 2004 starting to be successful at developing drugs that prevent the symptoms of sickle cell anemia and procedures that they hope should eventually provide a cure.
It has been observed that some children with sickle cell anemia continue to produce large amounts of fetal hemoglobin after birth, and studies have shown that these children have less severe cases of the disease.
Children with sickle cell anemia are anemic to various degrees.
Both sickle cell trait and sickle cell anemia are inherited.
Parents should be aware that children with sickle cell anemia are also at increased risk of infection, especially from the Streptococcus pneumonia and H. influenzae bacteria.Advertisement
Sickle cell trait-Condition that occurs in people who have one of two possible genes responsible for the abnormal hemoglobin of sickle cell anemia.
People with this trait may suffer milder symptoms of sickle cell anemia or may have no symptoms.
Fetal hemoglobin measurement helps diagnose a group of inherited disorders that affect hemoglobin production, among which are the thalassemias and sickle cell anemia.
For example, HbF can be found in higher levels in sickle cell anemia and other hereditary anemias.
Blood donations benefit premature babies, cancer patients, individuals with sickle cell anemia and individuals undergoing surgery.Advertisement