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How can sickle cell anemia cause osteomyelitis in your bones?

How can sickle cell anemia cause osteomyelitis in your bones?

Answered previously: Hi anandk6. I answered this question recently. Can you not find the answer or did i not answer it satisfactorily? ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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How does sickle cell anemia lead you to potential osteomyelitis of the jaws?

How does sickle cell anemia lead you to potential osteomyelitis of the jaws?

Bone infarcts: In sickle cell anemia, there may be bone death, or infarction, with a crisis. These infarctions render bones prone to infections, or osteomyelitis. These infections are most common in long bones, rather than the jaw, but may occur in any bone. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for my sickle cell anemia ss ? My doc said there is one bone merrow transplnt will it work true or not ?

Is there a cure for my sickle cell anemia ss ? My doc said there is one bone merrow transplnt will it work true or not ?

Donor transplant: Donor bone marrow transplantation from a related donor (usually sibling) or an unrelated donor can be often successfully carried out in healthy patients with sickle cell anemia. A cord blood transplant can be used if regular donors are not available. Useful website is www.Marrow.Org. ...Read more

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How/why does sickle cell anemia cause problems when under anaesthetics?

How/why does sickle cell anemia cause problems when under anaesthetics?

Increased sickling: Multiple factors can result in increased sickling during anesthesia and surgery. Chemical changes in the acidity of the blood, oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, body temperature, etc all increase the risk of sickling. Therefore transfusions are strongly recommended prior to surgery to reduce the total number of red cells with hemoglobin s prior to surgery in an attempt to minimize the risk. ...Read more

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How does sickle cell anemia cause complications when under anesthetics?

How does sickle cell anemia cause complications when under anesthetics?

Compromising organs: Sickling of the red blood cells can occur from stress or ketoacidosis (diabetes out of control) and causes of low oxygen in the lungs or blood. This will cause the sickled cells to obstruct the flow of the cells that still are able to carry oxygen to the various organs such as the liver, the brain, heart, muscles and any and all tissue. This compromises function of the organ or tissue. ...Read more

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What can cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

Anemia itself : Causes some symptoms. Sickle cells can decrease flow to organs and lead to bone pain and chest syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged liver in a sickle cell anemia patients?

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. ...Read more

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What cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

What cause the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

Symptoms of SS: The altered shape of the red blood cells causes them to stack up together and clog blood vessels, depriving the tissues of adequate blood supply and oxygen. The tissues then die (infarct) and this causes pain. The red cells also rupture or are eaten by the spleen and cause anemia. The spleen itself will gradually infarct, leaving the patient susceptible to infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me the cause of sickle cell anemia?

Please tell me the cause of sickle cell anemia?

Stiffened hemoglobin: There is a genetic change that causes an abnormal hemoglobin. This abnormal hemoglobin becomes stiff in certain circumstances, causing the red blood cell to sickle. This causes many symptoms, including anemia, pain, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more