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Can sickle cell anemia retard a child's growth? Can  steroids help?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes. Steroids-no
Growth failure and delayed puberty are common in children with scd.
Most have detectable growth retardation that affects weight more than height by the age of two years. Tratment with Hydroxyurea early and close f/u is necessary.

In brief: Yes. Steroids-no
Growth failure and delayed puberty are common in children with scd.
Most have detectable growth retardation that affects weight more than height by the age of two years. Tratment with Hydroxyurea early and close f/u is necessary.
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and No
Growth failure and delayed puberty are common.
Poor weight gain is more noticeable than linear growth failure. Steroid will not be of help.

In brief: Yes and No
Growth failure and delayed puberty are common.
Poor weight gain is more noticeable than linear growth failure. Steroid will not be of help.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
In brief: Yes
And no.

In brief: Yes
And no.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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