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Does anybody know about how much of children or infants die of sickle cell disease before reaching puberty?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Small

With the advancement of preventive care, high utilization of hydroxyurea, and aggressive treatment for the complications associated with sickel cell disease, the life expectancy has greatly increased.
According to recent reports, the median age at death for individuals with scd was 42 years for men and 48 years for women.

In brief: Small

With the advancement of preventive care, high utilization of hydroxyurea, and aggressive treatment for the complications associated with sickel cell disease, the life expectancy has greatly increased.
According to recent reports, the median age at death for individuals with scd was 42 years for men and 48 years for women.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Andrew Walter
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

It is rare for a child with sickle cell anemia to die young.
Children should be seen by hematology specialists to be sure they are getting up to date treatments to help keep them healthy!

In brief: Rare

It is rare for a child with sickle cell anemia to die young.
Children should be seen by hematology specialists to be sure they are getting up to date treatments to help keep them healthy!
Dr. Andrew Walter
Dr. Andrew Walter
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One study of 711

Children showed that 25 of them died, with the average time of death being 5 1/2 years.
For those children with hemoglobin ss or s-beta thal 0 subtypes of sickle cell disease (the two forms with the greatest number of health complications), 85.6% were still alive at 18 years of age.

In brief: One study of 711

Children showed that 25 of them died, with the average time of death being 5 1/2 years.
For those children with hemoglobin ss or s-beta thal 0 subtypes of sickle cell disease (the two forms with the greatest number of health complications), 85.6% were still alive at 18 years of age.
Dr. Della Howell
Dr. Della Howell
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