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Created By: Tyler Burke Sickle Cell Anemia
Was most common in Africa. Went unreported in Africa until the 1870’s because the symptoms were similar to other tropical diseases In Africa. Also because blood wasn’t usually examined. Children born with sickle cell disease usually died while infant. So they aren’t usually seen by physicians. http://www.innvista.com/health/ailments/anemias/sickhist.htm HISTORY…
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease. People who have disease inherit 2 copies of cell (one from each parent) Sickle cell gene causes body to make abnormal hemoglobin. In sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin sticks together when it delivers oxygen to body’s tissues. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_Causes.html How you get the disease?
Sickle Cell Anemia affects chromosome #11 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gnd&part=anemi asicklecell WHAT CHROMOSOME DOES SICKLE CELL ANEMIA EFFECT? Red blood cell, sickle cell Red blood cell, normal
Signs and symptoms of sickle cell anemia vary. Most common symptom of sickle cell anemia is fatigue Other symptoms include…. Shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, coldness in hands and feet, pale skin, and chest pain. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_SignsAndSymptoms.html When does sickle cell anemia appear?
Can occur in any part of the body what parts of the body does sickle cell anemia affect http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/sickle_cell_anemia.html
There is no cure, but it can be treated The treatments are meant to relieve pain, prevent infection, eye damage, and strokes Treatments include fluids and pain-killing medicine http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_Treatments.html Current treatments
Sickle cell anemia causes damage to spleen, kidneys, and liver Also causes lung tissue damage http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/about_scd/index.phtml Related conditions
Currently being to determine how to turn off the defective gene http://www.ringsurf.ocm/online/1227-sickle_cell_anemia.html Current research being performed
Sickle cell anemia makes blood cells a crescent shape Blood cells contain mostly hemoglobin*H (an abnormal type of hemoglobin) There are different types of sickle cell disease Extra info Click here