Sickle Cell Disease
Or called (SCD)
What is the disease? What does the disease do to person?
How many people are affected? Who is affected? How common is it?
What causes it?
How is it inherited?
How is it diagnosed? Can you test or screen for it?
What are its symptoms?
How is the disease/ Disorder treated?
3 interesting things about SCD!
2)There is still no universal cure for sickle cell disease.
3)On the 15th of November 1910, Dr. James Herrick made the first official description in published literature of sickle cell disease. The cardiologist had a young patient, Walter Clement Noel, from the Caribbean island of Grenada with the disease under his care. He displayed symptoms of what we now refer to as acute chest syndrome, a common complication of sickle cell disease.