sickle cell anaemia


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sickle cell anaemia

An inherited blood disease mainly affecting black people and those of Mediterranean origin. The basic defect is in the HAEMOGLOBIN molecule of the red blood cells, which is abnormal (haemoglobin S) and deforms in conditions of low oxygen tension causing the red cells to become sickle-shaped (sickling) and to rupture readily. The HETEROZYGOUS form is comparatively mild; the HOMOZYGOUS form is severe and dangerous and an incidental illness can bring on a sickling crisis calling for prompt and energetic treatment.
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Sickle cell anaemia is a genetic disease resulting from an abnormality in the oxygen carrying protein haemoglobin (haemoglobin S) found in red blood cells.
Inclusion Criteria: Patients more than 12 years of age, diagnosed cases of Sickle cell anaemia (SS) and Sickle cell trait (AS) patients in steady state or Sickle cell crisis.
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Sickle cell anaemia is a condition in which red blood cells contort into a sickle shape and die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells that can lead to a painful blockage of blood flow.
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