Sickle Cell

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Sickle Cell

Title: Sickle Cell Disease

-Common in mosquito infested areas.-People who carry one sickle cell mutation can tolerate malaria better than those who don't.-Sickle cell affects 1 in every 375 African American children.

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Genetic Diseases

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When a sperm carrying the gene mates with an egg carrying the gene, they both combine to make a child with the disease.

How is it inherited?

-Caused by a genetic mutation in a blood protein called Beta TYPES-sickle cell anemia-SC disease-SB disease

Cause

Sickle cell disease is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is most common among those of African descent.

Having sickle cell disease can lead to:-physical complications such as pain on arms, shoulders, back-interferences with school work and need to keep up-no jobs-health risks associated with pregnancies

Sickle cell is diagnosed through prenatal diagnosis or hemoglobin electrophoresis.- A bone marrow treatment is the only available cure for sickle cell-However, hydroxyurea is used to prevent or lesse blood complications.

What is Sicle Cell?

Diagnosis and Treatment

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