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In the United States today, one of every 400 African-American children and one in every 1,250 Hispanic children are born with sickle cell disease, a debilitating, painful condition. Patients with sickle cell disease suffer from abnormally shaped, rigid and adhesive red blood cells. These abnormal cells “close off” blood vessels and cause recurring, painful episodes called “sickle cell crises.” An individual with sickle cell disease can develop a crisis at any time – the pain can last for days or even weeks and is frequently severe enough to require hospitalization.
These painful events associated with SCD can be more severe and occur more frequently in cold weather.
education & researchEndocrine and Growth Disorders in Children With Haemoglobin-SSBackground: Suboptimal growth and certa...
education & researchA Multinational Trial of Prasugrel for Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive EventsBACKGROUND: Sickle cell anemia is an inh...
news & eventsA multiple drug approach to preventing sickle cell crisisSickle cell disease is characterized by ...
news & eventsAPS Scientific Meeting 2019The American Pain Society will hold its ...
news & eventsMore Online Queries in Winter Suggest Seasonal Variations in SCD ActivityMore people search for information on si...
videos & visualsSickle Cell Patients are Innocent Victims of the Opioid Epidemic: Samir K. Ballas, MDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhY_gJo...
news & eventsSickle cell trait may not increase the risk of deathPeople who carry a gene for sickle cell ...
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