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what are symptoms of sickle cell anemia in school children?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not much: Sickle cell disease is seldom subtle. Patients have intermittent periods of intense pain, often in bone, they have all manifestations of profound anemia, including diminished exercise tolerance, shortness of air, generalized fatigue, etc. This is a very bad disease with few subtle manifestations.
Answered on Jan 30, 2014
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