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Could two people with sickle cell trait give their child sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Or one with trait and one with ss.

In brief: Yes

Or one with trait and one with ss.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

This is basic mendelian genetics.
If two people with sickle cell trait are thinking about starting a family, they need to be aware that each child, independently, has a 25% risk of having sickle cell disease, which is a lifelong, painful, debilitating, and especially cruel illness. They need to consider their options carefully and responsibly.

In brief: Yes

This is basic mendelian genetics.
If two people with sickle cell trait are thinking about starting a family, they need to be aware that each child, independently, has a 25% risk of having sickle cell disease, which is a lifelong, painful, debilitating, and especially cruel illness. They need to consider their options carefully and responsibly.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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