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Are there any side effects or risks to treatment of sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
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In brief: Which treatment

There are many treatments for sickle cell.
I will discuss one. Doctors are studying the long-term effects of Hydroxyurea on people who have sickle cell anemia. Studies in very young children have shown that Hydroxyurea can be given safely and that it improves anemia and Hemoglobin F levels while reducing complications of sickle cell anemia.

In brief: Which treatment

There are many treatments for sickle cell.
I will discuss one. Doctors are studying the long-term effects of Hydroxyurea on people who have sickle cell anemia. Studies in very young children have shown that Hydroxyurea can be given safely and that it improves anemia and Hemoglobin F levels while reducing complications of sickle cell anemia.
Dr. Martin Fried
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