Sickle cell disease - Genetics Home Reference - NIH
Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with this disorder have atypical hemoglobin molecules called hemoglobin S, which can distort red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent ...
Facts | Sickle Cell Disease | NCBDDD | CDC
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 Americans. SCD can lead to lifelong disabilities and reduce average life expectancy.
Sickle cell disease - Wikipedia
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents. The most common type is known as sickle cell anaemia ...
Sickle Cell Anemia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to be sickle-shaped.
Sickle Cell Disease (Sickle Cell Anemia) - MedicineNet
Read about sickle cell anemia (sickle cell disease), a blood disease which shortens life expectancy, is caused by an inherited abnormal hemoglobin. Symptoms may include bacterial infections, painful swelling of the hands and feet, fever, arthritis, leg ulcers, fatigue, anemia, eye damage, and lung and heart injury.
Sickle Cell Disease | Sickle Cell Anemia | MedlinePlus
Sickle cell disease (or sickle cell anemia) causes your body to produce abnormally shaped red blood cells. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): Symptoms, Treatment and Causes
Sickle cell disease is the most common of the hereditary blood disorders among black American and black Africans. A severe attack, known as sickle cell crisis, can cause pain because blood vessels can become blocked or the defective red blood cells can damage body organs.
Sickle Cell Disease
Learn more about sickle cell disease, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how it is treated.
Sickle Cell Disease - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sickle cell disease is a group of blood disorders that prevent the normal flow of blood in the body because of the effect on the hemoglobin within red blood cells.
Learning About Sickle Cell Disease - genome.gov
Answers to frequently asked questions about sickle cell disease, published by the National Human Genome Research Institute.