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How is sickle cell disease being treated today?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Supportive care

The only thing that may potentially cure scikle cell disease is a bone marrow transplantation- if procedure can be done safely.
Otherwise, scikle cell disease is treated with supportive care- i.e. Good hydration, folic acid, medication like hydroxy urea, prevention from crisis, blood trasnfusion if needed, iron chelating agent etc.

In brief: Supportive care

The only thing that may potentially cure scikle cell disease is a bone marrow transplantation- if procedure can be done safely.
Otherwise, scikle cell disease is treated with supportive care- i.e. Good hydration, folic acid, medication like hydroxy urea, prevention from crisis, blood trasnfusion if needed, iron chelating agent etc.
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