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Should parents have any problems raising a child with sickle cell trait?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Very unlikely

Most children with sickle trait are asymptomatic except their hemoglobin levels, so called iron count, stay a bit lower than normal.

In brief: Very unlikely

Most children with sickle trait are asymptomatic except their hemoglobin levels, so called iron count, stay a bit lower than normal.
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected.
Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. For good recommendations, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits.Html.

In brief: No

Sickle trait means one copy of hemoglobin carries the mutation for sickle cell disease and the other copy is unaffected.
Most people with sickle trait are unaffected by this. For athletes with sickle trait, it is essential to keep well hydrated. For good recommendations, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits.Html.
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