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What makes sickle cell anemia so significant?

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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Chronic disease

Sickle cell disease is so significant in that it is a chronic disease that affects almost every organ.
Like diabetes, the effects of sickle cell, crises, and transfusions can permanently affect the heart, the kidneys, the liver, the lungs, and the brain.

In brief: Chronic disease

Sickle cell disease is so significant in that it is a chronic disease that affects almost every organ.
Like diabetes, the effects of sickle cell, crises, and transfusions can permanently affect the heart, the kidneys, the liver, the lungs, and the brain.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Complications

Sickle cell anemia is associated with major life-threatening complications.
These include stroke, pneumonias, anemia, chest syndrome, eye problems, bone pain, transfusion requirements, etc. A well supported treatment plan is essential for management and some patients benefit with treatments such as Hydrea (hydroxyurea) and transplant.

In brief: Complications

Sickle cell anemia is associated with major life-threatening complications.
These include stroke, pneumonias, anemia, chest syndrome, eye problems, bone pain, transfusion requirements, etc. A well supported treatment plan is essential for management and some patients benefit with treatments such as Hydrea (hydroxyurea) and transplant.
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