sickle cell syndrome

sickle cell syndrome

Patient discussion about sickle cell syndrome

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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Psychosocial and family functioning in children with sickle cell syndrome and their mothers.
Predictors of psychosocial and cognitive adaptation in children with sickle cell syndromes.
After the rediagnosis, the patient was started on hydroxyurea (1000 mg/day) in accordance with recent NIH consensus documents recommending hydroxy urea treatment in several sickle cell syndromes, including S/C and S/[O.
Several researchers across the United States, including the present authors, have recently noted a high prevalence of pica in children with sickle cell syndromes.
The clinical severity of thalassemia major and the sickle cell syndromes makes them priority genetic diseases for prevention programs involving population screening for heterozygotes and for optional prenatal diagnosis for carrier couples.
The method was then used to analyze DNA from 100 samples (Greek origin) with hematologic findings consistent with heterozygous [beta]-thalassemia, from 25 samples referred for prenatal diagnosis of possible [beta]-thalassemia major or sickle cell syndromes (17 chorionic villi samples and 8 amniotic fluid samples), and from 5 DNA samples (from various laboratory DNA banks) from other population groups with mutations different from those found in the Greek population.
Furthermore, application of the described "Greek" LightCycler protocol in 25 prenatal samples for diagnosis for [beta]-thalassemia and sickle cell syndromes demonstrated that 12 of the 14 genotype combinations among the 25 cases required only one PCR reaction, minimizing both the time and cost of prenatal diagnosis.