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What is the treatment for sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Chronic

Treatment focus is on maintaining hemoglobin levels, preventing "sickle crises", and preventing complications.
Depending on blood levels and frequency of sickle crises an outpatient program of blood transfusions will be set up by the hematologist. Preventing complications such as strokes, pneumonias, etc. Is a goal. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) use can help in reducing crises. Some pts can get bone marrow transplants.

In brief: Chronic

Treatment focus is on maintaining hemoglobin levels, preventing "sickle crises", and preventing complications.
Depending on blood levels and frequency of sickle crises an outpatient program of blood transfusions will be set up by the hematologist. Preventing complications such as strokes, pneumonias, etc. Is a goal. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) use can help in reducing crises. Some pts can get bone marrow transplants.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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