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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnosis: You only need to check for sickle cell disease at first diagnosis or if both parents are known to be sickle-cell patients. The test is for abnormal h ... Read More

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chronic: Treatment focus is on maintaining hemoglobin levels, preventing "sickle crises", and preventing complications. Depending on blood levels and frequency ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: A diagnosis of sickle cell disease precludes donation of blood. This is not only because of the presence of the disease itself, but also because patie ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Fluids, pain meds: Acutely, give IV fluids and pain medication. Long term patient may need hydroxyurea, bone marrow transplant. Watch high altitudes. This is why the o ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hydroxyurea: While not really new, the most effective relatively new intervention for sickle cell disease is giving Hydroxyurea to stimulate the bone marrow to pro ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Inherited disease.: Sickle cell disease is genetic and is present at birth. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. This diseas ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No single treatment: Comprehensive sickle cell care at any age increases life expectancy of patients with sickle cell anemia. Children form birth to 5 years of age should ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Follow up: Close follow up by hematology doctor ,hydration ,folic acid 1 mg/day ,treatment for pain and pain crises,yearly ophthalmology to detect early retinal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Klein
15 years experience Fertility Medicine
Safety + children: Depending on the specifics, a woman with sickle cell may need a "high-risk" OB when she gets pregnant. Also, sickle cell is usually inherited; using i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Valine for Glutamic: Sickle cell anemia is caused by a point mutation in the β-globin chain of hemoglobin, causing valine to replace glutamic acid (sixth position), found ... Read More

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