Sickle cell disease
what is it and what causes it
what is sickle cell disease
It is a disease that attacks the body's red blood cells. It can cause mild to wild pain and can cause yellowing of the eyes and skin. It can be geneticly transfered if both parents have mutated genes. The disease is not a very common one. It can cause constant infections which can be very painful.
How does sickle cell disease happen.
It causes the bodies red blood cells to turn to a sickle shape or other wise a crescent shape. The disease is transferd through genes by the parents if they both have some sort of a mutated gene. When the blood cell is in the shape of a crescent it is sticky and causes other blood cells to gather and cause a blood clot which is able to kill that person.
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