Preventing Infections And Treating Anemia In People With Sickle Cell Disease

As people with sickle cell disease are more vulnerable to infections, treatment will usually be needed to reduce this risk. Most people need to take a daily dose of antibiotics (usually penicillin), often for the rest of their lives. Long-term use of antibiotics won’t pose any serious risks to health. Children with…

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Identifying complications that can arise from Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell disease (SCD) can cause severe complications. These complications appear when the sickle cells block vessels in different areas of the body. These painful or damaging blockages are called sickle cell crises. Some of the complications includes; Severe Anemia Anemia is a shortage of red blood cells. This breaking…

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