sickle cell anemia

chadis corpening

what is the cause.

Sickle cell anemia aka SCA is caused by a mutation in the gene that tells your body to make hemoglobin.

sickle cell crisis

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 at 9pm

Duke Medicine Circle

Durham, NC

Treatment for painful episodes of blood vessel obstruction in sickle cell anemia is currently limited to controlling pain, but an investigational therapy might be able to interfere with the underlying cause of these events, known as vaso-occlusion crises, researchers report.
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Zahara Needs YOUR Help To Fight Sickle Cell Anemia - FULL VIDEO
There really is no cure for this disease but there are some treatments that could help.
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