Sickle cell disease scd is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a persons 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 this leads to a rigid sickle like shape under certain circumstances problems in sickle cell disease typically begin around 5 to 6 . If you or your child carries the sickle cell gene youll likely be referred to a genetic counselor tests to detect sickle cell genes before birth sickle cell disease can be diagnosed in an unborn baby by sampling some of the fluid surrounding the baby in the mothers womb amniotic fluid to look for the sickle cell gene. National library of medicine genetics home reference sickle cell disease accessed 11 10 2016 sickle cell disease association of america inc about sct and scd accessed 11 10 2016 national marrow donor program sickle cell disease accessed 11 10 2016 williams johnson j williams e sickle cell disease and hereditary hemolytic anemias. Sickle cell disease scd is a genetic disorder caused by an abnormality of hemoglobin the disease is characterized by a chronic hemolytic anemia the search for affordable and accessible . 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 shape
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