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What is the life expectancy with sickle cell anemia?
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Dr. Hassan Yaish
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: close to normal
Scd is many types , the most severe is the ss-disease .
Even among patients with ss disease, there are risin the past it was about 4decades. With the improved care, prevention of serious complications by early diagnosis, blood transfusion, exchange for stroke patients and the use of hydroxy urea, life expectancy is becoming close to normal in many patients with scd who are under good medical care.

In brief: close to normal
Scd is many types , the most severe is the ss-disease .
Even among patients with ss disease, there are risin the past it was about 4decades. With the improved care, prevention of serious complications by early diagnosis, blood transfusion, exchange for stroke patients and the use of hydroxy urea, life expectancy is becoming close to normal in many patients with scd who are under good medical care.
Dr. Hassan Yaish
Dr. Hassan Yaish
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 40-50 years
One survey i found stated that the median life expectancy for people with sickle cell disease is 42 years for men and 48 years for women.
Keep in mind that those numbers represent the age at which half of the people die - so many people can live much lomger with good medical care and taking very good care of themselves.

In brief: 40-50 years
One survey i found stated that the median life expectancy for people with sickle cell disease is 42 years for men and 48 years for women.
Keep in mind that those numbers represent the age at which half of the people die - so many people can live much lomger with good medical care and taking very good care of themselves.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
Thank
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