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Sickle Cell

  1. 1. Sickle Cell<br />By Scott Shields<br />
  2. 2. What is the Disease<br />An abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin <br />Almost all patients with sickle cell anemia have painful episodes (crises), which can last from hours to days.ape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin.<br />
  3. 3. How is it inherited<br />Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in which red blood cells are abnormally shaped.<br />But thanks to advancements in early diagnosis and treatment, most kids born with this disorder grow up to live relatively healthy lives. <br />
  4. 4. What are symtoms<br />Attacks of abdominal pain <br />Bone pain <br />Breathlessness <br />Delayed growth and puberty <br />Fatigue <br />Fever <br />Jaundice <br />Paleness <br />Rapid heart rate <br />Ulcers on the lower legs (in adolescents and adults}<br />
  5. 5. How is the disease tested<br />To determine whether a person has sickle cell trait or disease by measuring the presence and amount of hemoglobin S.<br />It can only be determined by a glance at the person<br />
  6. 6. Occurrence of the disease<br />270 million, about 1,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease each year.<br />
  7. 7. Is there a treatment<br />Yes it can be treated with medicine but it will never go away. There are to many of the red blood cells and if there are to many misshaped then it wont go away.<br />
  8. 8. Interesting facts<br />In underdeveloped countries, 60-to-80 percent of babies`with SCD die before two years of age.<br />There are some people in whom this occurs naturally, and they do not suffer any of the symptoms of sickle cell disease. They are very lucky.<br />
  9. 9. Life Story<br />The disease was well known popular in Africa. <br />In the U.S People first described the Sickle Cell<br />In an African Amercan the first sickle cell was spotted by a Doctor named James Herrick. He was 20 years old and died from it.<br />
  10. 10. Work cited<br />http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/sickle_cell_anemia.html<br />

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