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Could hydrea (hydroxyurea) possibly help children with sickle cell disease?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Hydre increases a type of hemoglobin called fetal hemoglobin in sicle cell patients and this prevents the sickle cells from breaking up easily.
Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can reduce need for transfusions and patients may have less pain crises, chest sydrome and other complications.

In brief: Yes

Hydre increases a type of hemoglobin called fetal hemoglobin in sicle cell patients and this prevents the sickle cells from breaking up easily.
Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can reduce need for transfusions and patients may have less pain crises, chest sydrome and other complications.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Hydroxyurea, hydrea, (hydroxyurea) is well known in several large multi-institutional national studies to help children that have sickle cell disease.
Particularly in children that have had prior sickle cell crises, Hydroxyurea appears to have benefits in reducing the frequency and severity of sickle cell crises.

In brief: Yes

Hydroxyurea, hydrea, (hydroxyurea) is well known in several large multi-institutional national studies to help children that have sickle cell disease.
Particularly in children that have had prior sickle cell crises, Hydroxyurea appears to have benefits in reducing the frequency and severity of sickle cell crises.
Dr. Noah Federman
Dr. Noah Federman
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