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What is the trend in sickle cell anemia?
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Who will have it bad
The trend currently is trying to find out why some people have very little problems and others can be so troubled by this disease.
In some, the disease will cause strokes, lung problems, leg ulcers etc. If we knew early on who would have it bad, maybe treatments could be given earlier to prevent these problems. But not everyone has it bad, so it is hard to know.

In brief: Who will have it bad
The trend currently is trying to find out why some people have very little problems and others can be so troubled by this disease.
In some, the disease will cause strokes, lung problems, leg ulcers etc. If we knew early on who would have it bad, maybe treatments could be given earlier to prevent these problems. But not everyone has it bad, so it is hard to know.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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