Why is it important?
Basic Information for Sickle Cells
- Its called Sickle Cell Anemia
- Some symptoms are: Yellow skin and eyes, dilute urine or blood in urine, dehydration, dizziness
- Some complications are: Stroke, Acute chest syndrome, Priaprism, Gallstones
- Its recessive
- The parents can pass it down. But each parent has to have at least one gene like Sickle Cell
- Treatment: Their is not cure for Sickle Cell, but medications, blood transfusions, and rarely bone-marrow transplant will help slow the progression of the disease
- In recent researches in May, 2011 they NHI found a mutation to protect it from the anemia, they also found out that in 2011 if the parents have the gene they can have the symptoms, but not have the anemia
Sickle cell is the most common genetic order in the United States.
People are born with Sickle Cell it is not developed in adulthood and its not contagious.
Sickle Cell Anemia affects different races.