Sickle Cells

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