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How many children are born with sickle cell disease each year?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Aproximately 1600

The sickle cell gene is carried without symptoms in 1/12 african americans.
The estimated ss birth rate is 1600 according to the georgia comprehensive sickle cell center at emory university in atlanta.

In brief: Aproximately 1600

The sickle cell gene is carried without symptoms in 1/12 african americans.
The estimated ss birth rate is 1600 according to the georgia comprehensive sickle cell center at emory university in atlanta.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Estimates

The exact #s are not known.
In the usa according to the cdc estimates for the incidence of sickle cell disease are that 90-100, 000 americans are affected with scd. 1 out of 500 african-american births and 1 in 12 african americans carry the sickle cell trait.

In brief: Estimates

The exact #s are not known.
In the usa according to the cdc estimates for the incidence of sickle cell disease are that 90-100, 000 americans are affected with scd. 1 out of 500 african-american births and 1 in 12 african americans carry the sickle cell trait.
Dr. Noah Federman
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