Sickle Cell Anemia/Disease

About- Sickle cell anemia also called sickle cell disease is a condition where red blood cells become rigid and sticky and are shaped like sickles or crescent moons and unable to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body.
 
Symptoms-
 Anemia
 Bedwetting
 Delayed growth
 Excessive fatigue or irritability
 Frequent infections
 Fussiness in babies
 Jaundice
 Pain
 Periodic episodes of chest pain, back pain, arms pain, or legs pain
 Swelling and pain in hands and feet
 Vision problems
 
Causes-

Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene
 
Specialists to visit
 Hematologist

 Cardiologist
 Pulmonologist
 Neurologist
 Medical Geneticist

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Sickle cell anemia
References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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