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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Sickle-cell anemia is an inherited blood disease that affects about 72,000 Americans, mostly African-Americans.
Hemoglobin A was the normal molecule, and hemoglobin S the abnormal molecule that led to sickle-cell anemia.
Britain has a considerable expertise gained from its hospitals experience with 20 cases of sickle-cell anemia patients from African origin over the past two decades.
Thousands of children with thalassemia, sickle-cell anemia, Fanconi anemia, various leukemias, and certain other circulatory conditions could benefit from the same innovative battery of procedures.
The factory churns out Nicosan, the first non-toxic treatment for sickle-cell anemia, a disease that afflicts about 16 million individuals primarily of African descent worldwide.
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.
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