Sickle cell anemia


With sickle cell disease, an inherited group of disorders, red blood cells contort into a sickle shape. They die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells (sickle cell anemia), and can block blood flow.


Infections, pain, and fatigue are symptoms.


Treatments include medications, blood transfusions, and bone marrow transplant.

Last Updated Jan 30, 2020

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