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Can White Males Have Sickle Cell Disease And If So Would Their Rbc Count Be Low
Rarely, yes: Sickle cell disease is most common in blacks of sub-saharan west african ancestry. However, other ethnic groups can more rarely have the disease and they would much more likely have the "trait" rather than the "disease, " meaning they are only a carrier would have few, if any symptoms. Please see the answer by sg erman, md for statistics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a genetic disorder in which hemoglobin is abnormally made., more common in people of african descent. This abnormality causes red blood cells to become stiff and fall apart. This can cause very specific symptoms: pain, pneumonias, strokes, spleen problems, and many other problems. Some have mild disease, some ...Read more
5 yo boy has Mild low hgb/Rbc but high hgb F and retic. His hem.dr said not urgent and appt is in 5 wk. would we know by now if he has Sickle cell?
Mgt: If he has been screened, I would advise reviewing the test results with your PCP. The test may be ordered by your physician. ...Read more
I have sickle cell trait and have had low rbc for years despite taking iron supplements. Could these be related?
My father has a rare type of sickle cell that affects his WBC's instead of RBC's. Is there any information on this type of Sickle Cell Trait?
Contradiction in: terms. WBCs do not have sickle cell disorder. Sickle cell disorder is due to a variant hemoglobin and only RBCs have hemoglobin in any quantity to undergo sickling. ...Read more
Does sickle cell nemia has treatment? If so what are the medications? What are the foods that achild with sickle cell anemia eat? Is it tur that when some body reaches the age eighteen the disease disapears
Many questions: Sickle cell anemia is genetic and never disappears without bone marrow transplantation. Sickle cell anemia has medications that improve outcomes. Penicillin prophylaxis, empiric treatment of fever with antibiotics, and Prevnar / Pneumovax immunizations decrease risk of dying from infection. Hydroxyurea can decrease the frequency of painful crises and may minimize / delay sickle cell damage to body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read more
Is it possible to be diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at 43? Even without ever experiencing any symptoms of the disease?
Possible, but...: Most people will have symptoms of enough severity to be diagnosed before adulthood. That being said, there is variation in the severity of sickle cell disease, most likely due to a number of other genes that modulate the symptoms. Thus, it probable is quite rare, but there could be that individual with a particular genetic makeup that has minimal disease that goes undiagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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