Sickle Cell Disease
By: Brandon Wright
Sickle Cell disease (Sickle Hemoglobin)
Sickle cell disease is caused by a genetic abnormality in the gene for hemoglobin, which results in the production of sickle hemoglobin.
Sickle Cell Forming
Example of how sickle cell disease look.
Sickle Cell in Humans
Examples of sickle cell in human.
Sickle Cell Blood
Examples of sickle cell blood.
Causes Of Sickle Cell
Children are born with sickle cell disease; it is not contagious. It occurs when a child inherits two sickle hemoglobin genes, one from each parent. About 2,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease each year in the United States.
- Severe pain
- Chest Pain and difficulty breathing
- Joint Pain and arthritis and bone infractions
- Blockage of blood flow in the spleen or liver
- Severe infections
Detection of Sickle Cell
Sickle-shaped red blood cells can be seen when a blood sample is examined under a microscope. But sickle cell disease is diagnosed by a blood test, which measures the amount of the abnormal sickle hemoglobin.
- Opioid pain medications (morphine)
- Anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen)
- Antibiotics for
- Intravenous or oral fluids