drepanocyte


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drepanocyte

 [drep´ah-no-sīt″]
sickle cell. adj., adj drepanocyt´ic.

sick·le cell

an abnormal, crescentic erythrocyte that is characteristic of sickle cell anemia, resulting from an inherited abnormality of hemoglobin (hemoglobin S) causing decreased solubility at low oxygen tension.

sickle cell

A crescent-shaped, holly-leaf-/scythe-like RBC caused by polymerisation or sickling of haemoglobin (Hb S) or other “sickling” Hbs, which occurs more readily with decreased pH, decreased O2, increased temperature and increased osmolarity.

sick·le cell

(sik'ĕl sel)
An abnormal, crescentic erythrocyte characteristic of sickle cell anemia, resulting from an inherited abnormality of hemoglobin (hemoglobin S) that causes decreased solubility at low oxygen tension.
See also: sicklemia, sickling
Synonym(s): drepanocyte.

drepanocyte

a sickle cell.

Patient discussion about drepanocyte

Q. Please precribe for me the possible medicine (treatment) for sickle cells. Secondly, my boy lost hearing at 4 1- I need to know how sickle cells can be treated. 2- My boy just surprisingly lost his abillity to hear anything at the age of 4.

A. wow...you are going through some hard times...it's the hardest thing in the world seeing your children in pain. loosing his hearing could be caused by clots that were formed and destroyed the ear nerve. but it's unlikely it happened in both ears...so i would check it out. and about treatment- there are a variety of treatments, so i found a web site with them all. and even some that are still in research: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_Treatments.html

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These curves (Figures 3 and 4) show that the normalisation rate of drepanocytes increases with the concentration of crude extracts, reaching maximum and constant value.
It has been postulated that anthocyanins are the main active secondary metabolite in some Congolese plants, responsible for their antisickling effect in vitro (Mpiana 2007b,c,d, 2008, 2009a,b,c,d,e,f, 2010) and that the Fe3+/Fe2+ ratio is higher in drepanocytes than in normal erythrocytes as a result of oxidative stress (Uwakwe 2008).
Qualitative critical results for children 2 inclade the following: For hematology--Presence of blasts in the blood smear; new diagnosis or findings of leukemia; presence of drepanocytes (sickle cells); left shift, atypical lymphocytes, or abnormal reticulocyte count; abnormal erythrocyte indices (mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration).