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Stem cell transplants, blood transfusions, supplemental oxygen and various medications are used to treat sickle cell disease, states Mayo Clinic. Infections are a risk for people with sickle cell disease, so regular use ... 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 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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Some online resources that provide information on sickle cell disease are the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, National Human Genome Research Institute and the University of Rochester Medical Center. All three... 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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