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All About Sickle Cell Anemia susquenita

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

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