SS disease

SS disease

Sickle cell anemia due to homozygous HbS gene. See Sickle cell anemia, Sickle cell anemia.
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We report cases of five adult patients with sickle cell SS disease who have chronic bone damage and require chronic opiate therapy for pain management.
Hb SC disease is the least severe of the hemoglobinopathies, and patients generally have less morbidity and mortality than do patients with homozygous Hb SS disease (sickle cell anemia).
It has been documented that the hearing loss in patients with Hb SC disease is usually cochlear in nature, while the hearing loss in Hb SS disease is usually neural in nature.