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Sickle Cell Disease - Living With

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There are things you can do to help relieve symptoms and reduce your chances of serious problems, such as pain crises and other complications of sickle cell disease.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Risk Factors

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In the United States, most people who have sickle cell disease are of African ancestry or identify themselves as Black. There are also many people who have sickle cell disease who come from Hispanic, southern European, Middle Eastern, or Asian Indian backgrounds.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Treatment

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A blood and bone marrow transplant is currently the only cure for some patients who have sickle cell disease. After early diagnosis, your doctor may recommend medicines or transfusions to manage complications, including chronic pain. Babies who have sickle cell disease may see a hematologist, a doctor who specializes in blood diseases such as sickle cell disease.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Diagnosis

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Your doctor may use a number of tests to diagnose sickle cell disease if various screening tests show that you might have the condition.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Screening and Prevention

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Sickle Cell Disease – Screening and Prevention People who do not know whether they carry an abnormal hemoglobin gene can ask their doctor to have their blood tested. Sickle Cell Anemia, Hemoglobin S or SS disease, Sickling disorder due to hemoglobin S

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Sickle Cell Disease - Causes

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Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease caused by defects, called mutations, in the beta globin gene that helps make hemoglobin.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Types

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In all types of sickle cell disease, at least one of the two abnormal genes causes a person’s body to make hemoglobin S. When a person has two hemoglobin S genes (hemoglobin SS), the disease is called sickle cell anemia. This is the most common and often most severe type of sickle cell disease. Hemoglobin SC disease and hemoglobin S? thalassemia are two other common types of sickle cell disease. Hemoglobin SD and hemoglobin SE are much less common.

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