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How does your baby get sickle cell disease after birth?

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In brief: They don't:

Sickle cell disease is congenital.
However, babies are born with enough fetal hemoglobin in their red cells to prevent sickle crises immediately; as fh levels decrease with age, the disease gets more severe.

In brief: They don't:

Sickle cell disease is congenital.
However, babies are born with enough fetal hemoglobin in their red cells to prevent sickle crises immediately; as fh levels decrease with age, the disease gets more severe.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: At conception !!!

SS disease is in place as soon as a baby is conceived.
When they receive a faulty SS gene from both parents, they are destined to develop symptoms after birth.They don't catch it like a germ.

In brief: At conception !!!

SS disease is in place as soon as a baby is conceived.
When they receive a faulty SS gene from both parents, they are destined to develop symptoms after birth.They don't catch it like a germ.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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