Sickle Cell Amenia
BY: John Petty
2. What causes the disorder?
3. What gene or Chromosome is affected by this disorder? (X,Y,21)
4. Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
5. What are the symptoms?
6. What population is affected.
7. Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?
8. How is it inherited? (Is it sex-linked, recessive, and/or dominant?)
9. What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need?
- Daily antibiotics from 2 months to 5 years of age to prevent life-threatening infections. This practice stops at age 5 because older children don't have as many severe infections. Multivitamin supplements with iron during infancy. Folic acid supplements daily. Protein supplements if there is a lag in weight gain.
10. Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older?
11. What is the long-term outlook for the child?
12. Are there any treatments or cures?
13. Could this disorder have been prevented?
14. Can this individual have children in the future?
15. Will those children be affected?
16. What is the current status of research on this disorder?
17. Is there a cure/new treatment coming soon?
18. Any other information you believe is relevant and needs to be included in your presentation.
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"Atutur Hospital Opens Clinic for Sickle Cell Patients." Africa News Service 4 May 2016. Student Resources in Context. Web. 5 May 2016.
"Uncertainty Looms Over Sickle Cell Care." Africa News Service 27 Apr. 2016. Student Resources in Context. Web. 5 May 2016.