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Sickle Cell Disease. Kelsey Jarzembowski. I f your red blood cells don\'t contain enough hemoglobin . Your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells.

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sickle cell disease

Sickle Cell Disease

Kelsey Jarzembowski

causes

If your red blood cells don\'t contain enough hemoglobin.

  • Your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells.
  • Inherit a sickle hemoglobin gene from one parent and a normal gene from the other parent have a condition called sickle cell trait.
Causes
signs

Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Coldness in the hands and feet
  • Paler than normal skin or mucous membranes (the tissue that lines your nose, mouth, and other organs and body cavities)
  • Jaundice (a yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes)
Signs
symptoms

Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Coldness in the hands and feet
  • Paler than normal skin or mucous membranes (the tissue that lines your nose, mouth, and other organs and body cavities)
  • Jaundice (a yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes)
Symptoms
complications

Hand-Foot Syndrome

  • Splenic Crisis
  • Infections
  • Acute Chest Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Eye Problems
  • Gallstones
  • Ulcers on the Legs
  • Multiple Organ Failure
Complications
treatments

No cure, but things to relieve symptoms and treat complications.

  • Treating Pain
    • Medicines and fluids
    • Hydroxyurea
  • Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant
  • Gene Therapy
  • New medicines
Treatments
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