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 genetically passed down blood disorders. The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). It results in an ...
- 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 - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of ...
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.
- Sickle Cell Anemia Workup: Approach Considerations ...
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 ...
- 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 ...
- Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia ...
Regular blood transfusions prevent recurrent blockage of brain blood vessels, a serious neurological side effect that occurs in one third of children with sickle cell ...
- Sickle Cell Anemia | HHMI BioInteractive
Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease that affects hemoglobin. A single nucleotide change in the hemoglobin gene causes an amino acid substitution in the hemoglobin ...