Sickle Cell

all about this Disease

is it passed down through families?

Yes, sickle cell disease is passed down, which means it is a hereditary trait. Although an offspring may not get the disease unless both parents share a dominate trait dealing with Sickle Cell (H).

What is Sickle cell?

Sickle cell is when a normal type of blood cell( round disc shape) is deformed and looks like a worm( long blood cell).

Symptoms of Sickle Cell

  • -Hand-foot syndrome
  • -Frequent infections
  • -Delayed growth
  • -Vision problems
  • -Severe pain
  • -swelling in hands or feet
  • -fever
  • -yellow tint to skin
  • -signs or symptoms of strokes