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Can hydrea (hydroxyurea) be used to help children with sickle cell disease?

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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

In the treatment of sickle-cell disease, hydroxycarbamide increases the concentration of fetal hemoglobin.
The precise mechanism of action is not yet clearbut it seems to activate of gammaglobin synthesis necessary for fetal hemoglobin. This stops the rapidly growing cells that turn into sickle cells.

In brief: Yes

In the treatment of sickle-cell disease, hydroxycarbamide increases the concentration of fetal hemoglobin.
The precise mechanism of action is not yet clearbut it seems to activate of gammaglobin synthesis necessary for fetal hemoglobin. This stops the rapidly growing cells that turn into sickle cells.
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Yes

More and more data that it helps prevent "crisis" episodes.

In brief: Yes

More and more data that it helps prevent "crisis" episodes.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Dr. Sameer Gupta
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In brief: Under supervision

Yes used in children also under medical supervision , help better capillary blood flow speak to the treating pediatrician.

In brief: Under supervision

Yes used in children also under medical supervision , help better capillary blood flow speak to the treating pediatrician.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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