Sickle Cell Disease

By Kade Thomas

What is Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin that changes the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels.
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History of Sickle Cell

1910 is the discovery of the disease, but has been in the continent of Africa for five thousand years. They call it the "discovery" because this was in the U.S. It was discovered by James B. Herrick a Chicago cardiologist.

How Sickle Cell is inherited

If both parents have the SCT (sickle cell trait) then there is a 50% chance that the child will have the disease.
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Treatment

Doctors will prescribe medicines such as, Penicillin, and other vaccinations. Doctors will also do blood transfusions.
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