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Sickle Cell - Student Presentation

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Sickle Cell - Student Presentation

  1. 1. Sickle Cell Anemia<br />http://adultstemcellawareness.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/sickle-cell.jpg<br />
  2. 2. The protein with the problem is called hemoglobin<br />The gene for that is on the 11. chromosome<br />
  3. 3. Some people hardly feel anything<br />Other people have severe symptoms<br />Some symptoms are…<br /><ul><li>Shortness of breath
  4. 4. Dizziness
  5. 5. Headaches </li></ul>The most common symptom is SUDDEN PAIN in your body<br />
  6. 6. TREATMENT<br />You cannot cure sickle cell, but you can decrease the number of sickle cells in you body.<br />Blood Transfusions - Increasing the number of normal red blood cells in your body. It also prevents strokes.<br />Oral Antibiotics – prevents pneumococcal infection and early death. <br />Hydroxyurea– First effective drug treatment for adults. Reduces the frequency of painful and acute chest syndromes.<br />
  7. 7. IMPACT ON LIVING NORMAL<br />Sickle Cells can cause a lot of pain so the people who have it have to go to the hospital often and use a lot of treatment<br />
  8. 8. Other interesting facts…<br />1 in 600 African-Americans have Sickle Cell Anemia <br />1 in 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-Americans have Sickle Cell Anemia <br />1 in 12 African-Americans have Sickle Cell Trait <br />http://www.dukehealth.org/repository/dukehealth/2006/11/30/09/04/45/3713/Sickle-chart.gif<br />
  9. 9. USEFUL WEBSITES:<br />Organization for People with Sickle Cell: http://www.sicklecellsociety.org/ <br />http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_SignsAndSymptoms.html<br />http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/sca.shtml<br />American Sickle Cell Anemia Association<br />http://www.ascaa.org/<br />

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