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Can A Child With Sickle Cell Disease Get The Flu Vaccine
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Proper care needed: As long as they are under proper medical attention there should be no problem. ...Read more
Genetics: Sickle cell disease must be inherited from both parents. Sickle cell trait (1 sickle gene, 1 normal gene) is usually asymptomatic. 2 persons with sickle cell trait have a 1/4 chance of having a child with sickle cell disease, but the parents are often unaware that they have anything. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on partner: Sickle cell disease requires that the s gene be passed to a baby during conception from both parents. In theory, someone with sickle cell disease could only pass one gene, so if the partner had normal hemaglobin genes, the baby would have trait, not ss. If the partner had trait, both trait or ss is possible. If both parents have sickle cell ss disease, all their babies would have sickle cell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would HPV affect someone with sickle cell anemia, particularly in the early stages of infection?
Is it genetically possible for a parent with sickle cell disease to have a baby without sickle trait?
Only using a donor: The offspring of someone with ss disease wil either have trait, or if the spouse has other issues could have trait plus whatever is contributed by the spouse. If the spouse has trait, ss or trait are the potential outcomes. If the baby has none of the genes of the ss parent (thru ivf etc.) they could escape the gene. ...Read more
Do both parents have to have the actual sickle cell trait in order for the child to have sickle disease sc?
One has S/One has C: Parents have 2 genes at a given gene location in their dna. They have a carrier state if one gene is normal and one abnormal.In sickle trait the pair is sn, in c trait the pair is cn. For a child to have sc (sickle c) they get the s from one and the c from the other. If one parent is sc and the other sn(sickle trait), you could have ss, sn or sc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one parent has the sickle cell trait and the other is normal, is it possible that their child can get the sickle disease?
That's how it happns: Tay-sachs is a genetic disorder that requires two defective genes for expression.During conception, one gene is passed from two unaffected carrier parents & baby develops the disease from having two faulty genes in each cell.Affected patients do not survive to pass it on. ...Read more
Agree with Dr Diede: Sickle-cell trait & disease is an autosomal recessive inheritance from parents (genetics). Malaria is a parasitic infection. In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the likelyhood of our children getting sickle cell or the trait if one of us has sickle cell?
Depends: If one parent has sickle cell disease, and the other parent does not have either sickle cell disease or trait, then the child has a 100% chance of having sickle cell trait and 0% chance of sickle cell disease. Once again, this is only true if it is known for sure by testing that the unaffected parent does not have sickle cell trait. ...Read more
Is it true that children borne from a mother with oral herpes are born with an immunity to the disease?
No fetal immunity: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, on average: Due to their disease, sickle cell disease children are immune-compromised, and it will be easier for them to get sick. That is why preventive antibiotics, vaccines, and flu-shots are so important for them. Any fever can represent a life-threatening emergency for them, so they must be extra careful to avoid ill people, wash their hands, avoid crowds, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It doesn't always...: Patients with sickle cell disease can be immunocompromised because the disease causes the loss of your spleen, an important organ that helps the body fight certain infections. Fevers in patients with sickle cell disease are usually caused by infections. Fevers usually don't accompany pain crises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do both parents have to have the actual sickle cell trait in order for the child to have sickle disease sc or not?
Sort of: Sickle cell disease can include at least 3 different conditions. 2 parents with sickle trait can have a child with sickle cell anemia. 1 parent with sickle trait and 1 with hemoglobin c trait, another abn hgb, have a 1/4 chance of a child with sc disease, while 1 with sickle trait and 1 with thalassemia trait have a 1/4 chance of a child with sickle/thalassemia. All are called sickle cell disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 in 400: In the us it is 1 i'm 400 and of course it is genetic so the numbers change per family. ...Read more
Good: With comprehensive sickle cell care, including newborn screening for the disease, childhood penicillin prophylaxis and receipt of new conjugated vaccines to decrease early death from infection, and ongoing screening for increased risk of stroke in childhood with resulting intervention to decrease risk of stroke, it is unusual for a child to die of sickle cell disease today. ...Read more
If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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