sickle-cell disease

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sickle-cell disease

[′sik·əl ¦sel di‚zēz]
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Sickle cell anaemia is a blood disorder where the red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, develop abnormally.
Doctors advise sickle cell anaemia patients to stay hydrated to reduce pain and complications associated with the illness, since most patients are already mildly dehydrated.
The survival of patients with sickle cell anaemia seems to be higher in Kerala as compared to other states.
It's essential for people with sickle cell anaemia to be fully immunised against all infectious diseases and to take prescribed vitamin supplements.
Interpretation & conclusions: This study suggests that iron deficiency anaemia is an important problem in Indian sickle cell anaemia patients and iron supplementation should be given only in proven cases of iron deficiency anaemia.
People with sickle cell anaemia have sickle haemoglobin which is different from normal haemoglobin and, because of their shape, sickled red blood cells can't squeeze through small blood vessels as easily as the almost doughnut-shaped normal cells.
Sickle Cell Anaemia is named after the distinctive shaped formed by the red blood cells of people with the disorder which mainly affects Afro-Caribbean and Asian people.
Fore Pharma's latest report 'Global Sickle Cell Anaemia Drug Pipeline Capsule - 2012 Update' provides most up-to-date information on key Research and Development activities (R&D) in the global Sickle Cell Anaemia market.
More than 130 sickle cell anaemia patients and their families attended the interactive session held at the AGU," he said.
On his Part, Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care Board Chairman Zakariya Ibrahim Kadhim hailed the Representatives Council Speaker's care and follow-up on the sickle cell patients in Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Al Kadhem warned more sickle cell anaemia patients die during the summer due to heat and dehydration.