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What is most commonly affected with sickle cell anemia?

What is most commonly affected with sickle cell anemia?

Several symptoms: Sickle cell anemia leads to pain in the bones. It can also lead to shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, strokes. ...Read more

Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

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Could sickle cell anemia affect a specific, geographical, cultural or age group?

Could sickle cell anemia affect a specific, geographical, cultural or age group?

Genetics: Sickle cell disease is a condition caused by inheriting two copies (one from each parent) of a mutated beta-hemoglobin gene. Sickle cell disease does help lessen the symptoms of certain diseases like malaria, and this is why certain ethnic groups that lived at one time in malaria-prone regions of the world (such as africa) have a higher incidence of carrying the sickle cell gene. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what gene is affected by sickle cell anemia?

Could you tell me what gene is affected by sickle cell anemia?

The beta globin gene: Hemoglobin is a complicated molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. It contains 4 protein chains, 2 Alpha chains and 2 beta chains. Sickle cell disease is caused by specific mutation in the beta globin gene. We each have two beta globin genes. If one has the s mutation you have sickle trait; if both have the s mutation you have sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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Hi, I have sickle cell anemia, B+ blood group, Hgb 7.4 gd/l. what should I do to transfer blood if I have antibody reciptents screening are positive?

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I have sickle cell anemia, B+ blood group, Hgb 7.4 gd/l.
what should I do to transfer blood if I have antibody reciptents screening are positive?

Blood bank question: If I understand your question, you have an antibody that makes it possible for you to accept blood from certain donors beyond the limits of the ABO system. Your local blood bank handles this although we appreciate your wish to educate yourself about these deep matters. If blood is hard to find and you need it, you have our sympathy; you may be a candidate for a high-tech therapy. ...Read more

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What is sickle cell anemia?

What is sickle cell anemia?

Hereditary: Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary condition where some of the red blood cells become sickle shaped and rigid, and can't get through the smallest capillaries. Blocked circulation causes extreme pain in joints, abdomen, or chest. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia painful?

Is sickle cell anemia painful?

Pain crisis=painful: Sickle cell anemia itself is not painful . However sickle cell anemia can be complicated with crisis episode either in a form of sickle cell pain crisis ( this is painful), or other episode such as acute chest syndrome , stroke etc. ...Read more

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Can I have sickle cell anemia?

Can I have sickle cell anemia?

Anyone can...: It would be unlikely that would could reach the age of 46 and not be diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. If you are truly concerned, testing is very easy. ...Read more

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How common is sickle cell anemia?

How common is sickle cell anemia?

Pretty common.: 1 in every 500 african-americans, and 1 in every 900 hispanic americans. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia hereditary?

Is sickle cell anemia hereditary?

Yes.: it is an autosomal recessive disorder, meaning that both parents must be carriers of the mutation. If they are, the chance of each child being affected is 1 in 4. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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