Sickle Cell Anemia

Nayeli Maldonado

Definition

Red blood cells contort into a sickle shape. They die early early causing a shortage, it can also block blood flow causing pain.

Symptoms and Signs

  • Infections
  • Fatigue
  • Urinary problems

It is inherited from your parents

Diagnosis

  • Amniotic Fluid testing
  • Blood testing
  • Genetic testing

Treatment/Managment

  • Medication
  • Blood transfusions
  • Bone- Marrow transplant

Statistics

  • 1 out of 10-12 Africa Americans have sickle cell trait
  • Doesn't last forever, with treatment it can be cured


websites used : http://wepsicklecell.org/about