Hb S disease; Hemoglobin S Disease; Herrick's anemia; SCD
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the red blood cells, normally disc-shaped, become crescent shaped. As a result, they function abnormally and cause small blood clots. These clots give rise to recurrent painful episodes called "sickle cell pain crises."
A tissue with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other substances suspended in fluid called plasma. Blood takes oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and carries away wastes.
Sickle Cell Anemia as related to Blood
- Sickle Cell Anemia: MedlinePlus
Sickle cell anemia is a disease in which your body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The cells are shaped like a crescent or sickle.
- Sickle-cell disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents. The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA).
- Sickle Cell Anemia - American Society of Hematology
Learn more about sickle cell anemia including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how it is treated.
- Sickle Cell Anemia - In-Depth Report - NY Times Health
Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body.
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Fetal hemoglobin is predominant in young infants. If results show only hemoglobin (Hb) F and S, the child has either sickle cell anemia or HbS–β-0 ...
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Hydroxyurea has many characteristics of an ideal drug for sickle cell anemia (SCA) and provides therapeutic benefit through multiple mechanisms of action. Over the ...
- Sickle cell anemia - Pathology Student
Sickle cell anemia is one of a larger group of inherited red blood cell disorders called hemoglobinopathies. Hemoglobinopathies are disorders in which one of the ...
- Sickle Cell Anemia - Medscape Reference
Sickle cell trait or the carrier state is the heterozygous form characterized by the presence of around 40% HbS, absence of anemia, inability to ...