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Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder that affects the shape of a person's red blood cells, according to Healthline. In normal people, the red blood cells are circular, which allows them to move through tiny blood ves... More »

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Facts about sickle cell disease can be found on websites such as WebMD, Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health. Sickle cell disease is also called "sickle cell anemia," and refers to a condition in which the b... More »

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Symptoms of sickle cell disease include anemia, frequent infections, episodes of pain, delayed growth and vision problems. Hand-foot syndrome, or swollen hands and feet, may be one of the first signs of sickle cell disea... More »

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Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder in which there are insufficient normal red blood cells needed to transport enough oxygen in the body, says Mayo Clinic. In this condition, the red blood cells lose their ... More »

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Sickle cell anemia is a blood disorder that occurs among individuals who have inherited two recessive genes for the condition. According to Mayo Clinic, the disorder is characterized by irregularly shaped red blood cells... More »

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Facts about sickle cell disease can be found on websites such as WebMD, Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health. Sickle cell disease is also called "sickle cell anemia," and refers to a condition in which the b... More »

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Under the microscope, red blood cells from a patient with sickle cell anemia are sickle-shaped, meaning that they look like crescents, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Normally, red blood cells ... More »

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