Sickle Cell Anemia

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Description

This fact sheet presents patient information on sickle cell anemia.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is sickle cell anemia?
  • Other names for sickle cell anemia
  • What causes sickle cell anemia?
  • Who is at risk for sickle cell anemia?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of sickle cell anemia?
  • How is sickle cell anemia diagnosed?
  • How is sickle cell anemia treated?
  • How can sickle cell anemia be prevented?
  • Living with sickle cell anemia

Developer:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.); National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.); National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 1996
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: October 2003
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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