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Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia-a condition in which there aren't enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body.

Tori H

on 24 May 2010

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Transcript of Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia Chromosome Information Description Symptoms and Diagnois Alternative Names Commonality Causes Treatment Life Expectancy faqs.org http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Sickle-Cell-Anemia-Description.html faqs.org http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Sickle-Cell-Anemia-Treatment.html x-ray of dying tissue on sickle cell patient's leg Inherited blood disorder
chronic anemia
episodes of pain Gene Gateway http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_
Genome/posters/chromosome/sca.shtml Hemoglobin SS disease
Hemoglobin S disease
HbS disease
Sickling disorder due to hemoglobin S
Sickle cell disease National Heart and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_OtherNames.html AA=Normal Hemoglobin AS=Sickle Cell Trait SS=Sickle Cell Anemia Illinois Department of Health http://www.idph.state.il.us/HealthWellness/sicklecell.htm Two AS parents: 25%
AS and SS parent: 50% Abnormal Hemoglobin What is Hemoglobin? Normal Vs. Abnormal National Heart Lung and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_WhatIs.html BU Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease http://www.bu.edu/sicklecell/research/ongoing-clinical-trials/ Boy with Sickle Cell Anemia Anemia

Painful crisis

Enlarged spleen and infections

Delayed growth


Acute chest syndrome faqs.org http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/
Sickle-Cell-Anemia-Symptoms.html La Beez: Hive for Hyperlocal Ethnic News http://www.labeez.org/2009/10/sickle-cell-month-2009-brings-worst-of-times.php Pain Management

Blood Transfusions


Bone Marrow Transplantation Man receiving blood transfusion faqs.org http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Sickle-Cell-Anemia-Treatment.html Other physical Problems Gene Gateway http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/sca.shtml Men Women 42 into 50s 48 on average nola.com http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/10/hospital_to_help_sickle_cell_p.html Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
http://www.giveblood.org/index.php?page=aacfl faqs.org http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Sickle-Cell-Anemia-Prognosis.html United States: 72,000 people
1/500 African-American Births
1/900 Hispanic American Births
2 million Americans (African and Hispanic) Carriers
Affects millions world wide A United Way Agency http://www.ascaa.org/How_Common_Is_Sickle_Cell_Anemia.asp Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.idph.state.il.us/HealthWellness/sicklecell.htm Chromosome 11
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