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Hydroxyurea Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

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source: Children's National Health System

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At Children’s National, we understand that families affected by sickle cell disease have many questions about their child’s treatment. We are dedicated to connecting you with information to help you understand how hydroxyurea can help children manage sickle cell disease.

What is hydroxyurea?

Hydroxyurea is a medicine that prevents pain that occurs from sickle cell disease. It comes in pill and liquid forms.

What are its benefits?

It helps reduce:

-Pain crisis

-Acute chest syndrome (pneumonia that occurs in sickle cell disease)

-Strokes

-The need for blood transfusions

-Hospitalizations

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