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Is there a cure for sickle cell trait?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

And no cure is needed.
With rare exceptions sickle trait has no impact on health and longevity.

In brief: No

And no cure is needed.
With rare exceptions sickle trait has no impact on health and longevity.
Dr. Karl Muench
Dr. Karl Muench
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Dr. Olatokunbo Ayoola-archie
Internal Medicine

In brief: There is no cure

Those with sickle cell trait have both normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin A) and hemoglobin S.
This means the person inherited a "defective" gene from one parent and a normal gene from another parent.The defective Hemoglobin S gene creates abnormal hemoglobin and sickle shaped red cells. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for sickle cell disease or trait (As is the case for most genetic disease)

In brief: There is no cure

Those with sickle cell trait have both normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin A) and hemoglobin S.
This means the person inherited a "defective" gene from one parent and a normal gene from another parent.The defective Hemoglobin S gene creates abnormal hemoglobin and sickle shaped red cells. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for sickle cell disease or trait (As is the case for most genetic disease)
Dr. Olatokunbo Ayoola-archie
Dr. Olatokunbo Ayoola-archie
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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not needed

Sickle cell trait almost never is is associated with any clinical problems more severe than enuresis (bed wetting), so there is no need for a cure.
If your question is whether the gene mutation can be reversed so you cannot transmit the condition to your children, the answer is no.

In brief: Not needed

Sickle cell trait almost never is is associated with any clinical problems more severe than enuresis (bed wetting), so there is no need for a cure.
If your question is whether the gene mutation can be reversed so you cannot transmit the condition to your children, the answer is no.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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