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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Swollen hands and feet; episodes of intense pain in the chest, abdomen, joints or bones; and frequent infections are some of the leading symptoms of sickle cell anemia, according to the Mayo Clinic. Because the disease c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to Dr. John Kark of the Howard University School of Medicine's Center for Sickle Cell Disease, sickle cell trait usually results only in mild or uncommon complications, if any. The condition can, however, give ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Symptoms of sickle cell disease include jaundice, painful inflammation of the hands and feet, leg ulcers and joint problems, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Individuals with sickle cell diseas... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases