Sickle Cell Disease

Project By: Cheslay Occean & Marina Majdandzic

Sickle Cell disease is a serious inherited, recessive disorder in which abnormal mutation in blood cells take place and divide earlier than supposed, resulting in the making of a stiff-Sickle shaped blood cell instead of the standard disk and flexible red blood cell.

When sickle cells begin to stick to walls and block passages, the blood will not flow and result in aches, pains and even destroying regular blood cells.

Symptoms for Sickle cell disease may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Coldness in the hands and feet
  • Paler than normal skin or mucus membranes
  • Jaundice

It is quite rare, affecting 1 in 1,900 people. Doctors can detect it if the patient has damage in the bones, liver, kidney, brain, eyes, and some other joints. Though there has not been a cure to completely stop Sickle Cell Disease, you can take medication, pain therapy, hydration, and anti-inflammatory agents. Adults can also pass it down to their offspring since they both have copies of the mutation from the automatism recessive.                              

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"What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?" - NHLBI, NIH. National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services USA.gov, 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 08 Mar. 2013.

"What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?" - NHLBI, NIH. National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services USA.gov, 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 08 Mar. 2013.

"Autosomal Recessive: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Tay Sachs Disease." Autosomal Recessive: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Tay Sachs Disease. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2013.

"Sickle Cell Disease." - Genetics Home Reference. N.p., Aug. 2012. Web. 08 Mar. 2013.

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