Sickle cell disease - Genetics Home Reference - NIH
Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting 70,000 to 80,000 Americans. The disease is estimated to occur in 1 in 500 African Americans and 1 in 1,000 to 1,400 Hispanic Americans.
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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.” People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): Symptoms, Treatment and Causes
Sickle cell disease is the most common of the hereditary blood disorders.It occurs almost exclusively among black Americans and black Africans. Sickle cell disease in black Americans occurs in about 1 in 500 live births.
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 (SCA). It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin found in red blood cells.
Sickle Cell Disease | Sickle Cell Anemia | MedlinePlus
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. If you have SCD, there is a problem with your hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body.
Sickle Cell Disease | NEJM
Sickle cell disease is caused by an alteration in a single DNA base, but its clinical manifestations are influenced by other genes and behavioral and environmental factors.
Sickle Cell Disease
Unlike sickle cell disease, in which patients have two genes that cause the production of abnormal hemoglobin, individuals with sickle cell trait carry only one defective gene and typically live normal lives without health problems related to sickle cell.
Learning About Sickle Cell Disease - genome.gov
Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. Approximately 100,000 Americans have the disease. In the United States, sickle cell disease is most prevalent among African Americans.
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Sickle Cell Disease - GeneReviews® - NCBI Bookshelf
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is characterized by intermittent vaso-occlusive events and chronic hemolytic anemia. Vaso-occlusive events result in tissue ischemia leading to acute and chronic pain as well as organ damage that can affect any organ in the body, including the bones, lungs, liver, kidneys, brain, eyes, and joints.