Sickle-cell anemia


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Sickle-cell anemia

A chronic, inherited blood disorder characterized by crescent-shaped red blood cells. It occurs primarily in people of African descent, and produces symptoms including episodic pain in the joints, fever, leg ulcers, and jaundice.
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The ministry also endeavors to double the efforts and dedicate all available potentials in order to provide the best quality healthcare services and maximum care for sickle-cell anemia patients to alleviate their suffering, she added.
Sickle-cell anemia is a recessive genetic disease that affects the proper function of the human red blood cell.
Sickle-cell anemia is an inherited blood disease that affects about 72,000 Americans, mostly African-Americans.
Now, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling can tell expectant parents whether their child will be born with sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia, or certain other genetic diseases.
With a defective gene on each of a chromosome pair, however, the carriers had sickle-cell anemia itself.
27 (BNA): The developer and administrator of the Multi-disciplinary Sickle-Cell Anemia Clinic at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), Ali Darwish, said the clinic has accomplished spectacular results in two years since its inception.
Mix-match favoritism, called balancing selection, also shows up in sickle-cell anemia. People with two copies of a form of a particular gene develop sickle-cell anemia, but people with one copy of that form show high resistance to malaria.
The Minister welcomed the delegation comprising medical experts who will advise the Ministry on sickle-cell anemia diagnostics and treatment techniques.
Inhalation of nitric oxide gas may reverse the defect behind sickle-cell anemia, according to a preliminary report.
Manama: April 29 (BNA)-- As part of the Ministry of Health (MOH)'s plan geared to upgrade medical services provided to sickle-cell anemia patients, the Health Activities' Committee convened its weekly meeting at the Ministry of Health premises, chaired by the MOH's Undersecretary, Dr.
For people with blood disorders such as thalassemia or sickle-cell anemia, repeated blood transfusions become a part of life.