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What’s the chance of dying from sickle cell disease before reaching puberty?
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Dr. Humberto Rivas
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Low
A well managed, well controlled sickle cell disease patient should have a live expentancy past their 5th decade of life.
This is obviously in patients/children that are receiving the specialized and up-to-date medical care they need. Complications and early mortality is a possibility, but so it is dying in a car accident or getting the flu.

In brief: Low
A well managed, well controlled sickle cell disease patient should have a live expentancy past their 5th decade of life.
This is obviously in patients/children that are receiving the specialized and up-to-date medical care they need. Complications and early mortality is a possibility, but so it is dying in a car accident or getting the flu.
Dr. Humberto Rivas
Dr. Humberto Rivas
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Depends on care
Children with sickle cell disease are now put on daily penicillin which helps toprevent life-threatening infections.
They are also sometimes given the Pneumovax vaccinations which prevents infection with a potentially fatal bacterial infection. Good nutrition, appropriate hydration, prompt treatment of infections and "crise" all help them stay healthier and live longer and better.

In brief: Depends on care
Children with sickle cell disease are now put on daily penicillin which helps toprevent life-threatening infections.
They are also sometimes given the Pneumovax vaccinations which prevents infection with a potentially fatal bacterial infection. Good nutrition, appropriate hydration, prompt treatment of infections and "crise" all help them stay healthier and live longer and better.
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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