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What happens if my baby is born with sickle cell disease?
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics
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In brief: Needs special care
Baby w/ sickle cell disease needs special attention, so work closely with your pediatrician and pediatric hematologist (blood disease specialist).
Your baby need daily medications (vitamins, antibiotic). You need to learn to spot signs and symptoms of sickle cell crisis. Your infant should get all routine childhood vaccines because he/she may not be able to fight infections well.

In brief: Needs special care
Baby w/ sickle cell disease needs special attention, so work closely with your pediatrician and pediatric hematologist (blood disease specialist).
Your baby need daily medications (vitamins, antibiotic). You need to learn to spot signs and symptoms of sickle cell crisis. Your infant should get all routine childhood vaccines because he/she may not be able to fight infections well.
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