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Can White People Get Sickle Cell Anemia
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
Inherited: Sickle cell anemia is hereditary. But it comes in several varieties depending what was inherited from parents. S-s is severe & usually diagnosed in infancy. S-a is carrier state & may go undetected into adulthood. Many variants are possible. This refers to how hemoglobin proteins are manufactured by red cells programmed by genes. See: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/sickle-cell-disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Possibly: Other indications would include a recent splenic sequestration crisis (occurs in childhood), or in a patient receiving chronic transfusions for complications of sickle cell disease whose transfusion requirement increases due to collection and destruction of blood cells in an abnormally enlarged spleen. The latter is rare in sickle cell disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have to do a report on sickle cell anemia and I was wondering do people with sickle cell anemia usually get splenectomies?
No: The disease usually results in the self destruction of the spleen as a functional organ by the age 3. At that point it would have no impact on the disorder and cease to be of any importance. ...Read more
Why tested for sickl: There are carriers of sickle cell disease which is called sa or sickle cell trait.For a child to have sickle cell disease he/she has to have sickle cell trait present in both parents.Only if both parents test positive for sickle cell trait then there is one in four chance to have baby with sickle cell ss, anemia, and 2in four chances of sc, or sickle cell trait and1 in four chance normal infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If neither parent shows signs of having sickle cell anemia, does this guarantee that their children will not get it?
Another possibility: One sickle cell syndrome is a combination of sickle cell trait and beta thalassemia. The symptoms are most like sickle cell disease. If this person had children, they could pass on the beta thalassemia and not the sickle cell. Otherwise, people sickle cell disease will have children with either trait or disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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