Sickle Cell Anemia
red blood cells are misshapen and break down.
- Anemia, lack of red blood cells
- Episodes of pain
- Hand-foot syndrome
- Frequent infections
- Delayed growth
- Vision problems
It's caused by one change in the genetic code for red blood cells
Inside the Body
Most treatments are pain medication, some times blood transfusions, and rarely bone marrow transplants.
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