A 31-year-old female asked:
what causes an enlarged liver in a sickle cell anemia patients?
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Dr. Andrew Doe answered
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
The bad cells: In simplest terms, the sickle ("bad") cells need to be removed because they get "trapped" in the liver where they are disposed of. These cells don't live as long as normal red blood cells, so the liver is working over time.
Answered on May 8, 2014
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