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Sickle Cell Anemia. By Julia Nguyen & Mijoi Powell. What Is It?. Sickle Cell Anemia is……. A Genetic disease body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. Red blood cells shaped like crescent/sickle Don’t last as long as red blood cells (lead to anemia )

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what is it
What Is It?

Sickle Cell Anemia is…….

A Genetic disease

body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells.

Red blood cells shaped like crescent/sickle

Don’t last as long as red blood cells (lead to anemia )

Can get stuck in blood vessel blocking blood flow

Causing pain and organ damage

how do you get it
How do You Get It??
  • born with two sickle genes (one from each parent).
  • only one sickle gene = trait is not expressed because it is recessive.
  • About 1 in every 12 African American have sickle cell trait(testing can show if trait is present)
  • Gene responsible for sickle cell anemia is Beta hemoglobin (HBB) / hemoglobin S
common symptoms
Common Symptoms
  • Fatigue, Fever, Paleness, Increased Heart Rate, Frequent urination, Excessive thirst, Poor Eye Sight, Skin ulcers, Yellowing of both eyes and skin, Delayed growth, Strokes, Breathlessness, Painful and prolonged erections
  • Pain
    • Abdominal
    • Bone
how to treat prevent sickle cell anemia
How To Treat/Prevent Sickle Cell Anemia…
  • Taking supplements of Folic Acid
  • Antibiotics and Vaccines are given to prevent infection
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Bone Marrow or Stem Cell transplants
  • Oxygen loss
works cited
Works Cited
  • Pic 1 –http://www.humanillnesses.com/original/images/hdc_0001_0003_0_img0235.jpg
  • Pic2 - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/images/sickle_cell_01.jpg
  • Pic 3 - http://www.biologycorner.com/anatomy/blood/sickle_cell_anemia2.jpg
  • Pic 4 - http://www.empowher.com/files/ebsco/images/si55551319.jpg
  • Pic 5 - http://nursingcomments.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/sickle-cell-anemia.jpg
  • “Sickle Cell Anemia.” www.nlm.nih.gov. Medicine Plus. Web. 14 April 2011.
  • Chial, H. (2008) “Rare genetic disorders: Learning about genetic disease through gene mapping, SNPs, and microarray data.” Nature Education 1(1). Web. 14 April 2011.
  • “What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?” www.nhlbi.nih.gov. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Web. 14 Aprill 2011.
  • “What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?” www.nhlbi.nih.gov. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Web. 14 Aprill 2011.
  • “Sickle cell anemia.” www.nlm.nih.gov. Medicine Plus. Web. 13 April 2011.
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