Sickle Cell Disease in Children -- familydoctor.org Sickle cell disease, also called sickle cell anemia, is a hereditary (meaning that children can inherit it from their parents) problem that causes a type of faulty hemoglobin in red blood cells. Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood.
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association American Sickle Cell Anemia Association ensures the availabilty and accessibility of quality, comprehensive sickle cell services. In addition, American Sickle Cell Anemia Association will provide quality and quantity counseling, education, testing services, and promote public professional awareness about sickle cell anemia and it's hemoglobin diseases and trait variants.
HYDROXYUREA IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE Sickle cell anemia is a major public health problem affecting a significant portion of the African-American population. In 1995, an NHLBI clinical trial of hydroxyurea in adults over the age of 18 demonstrated, for the first time, an effective therapy for reducing painful episodes in severely affected adults with sickle cell anemia.
Sickle Cell Disease in Childhood: Part II. Diagnosis and Treatment Treatment advances over the past 25 years have significantly decreased morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease. Aggressive management of fever, early diagnosis of acute chest syndrome, judicious use of transfusions and proper treatment of pain can improve quality of life and prognosis for these children. Prophylactic hydroxyurea therapy has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of pain crises in adults with sickle cell disease and has been effective in limited studies conducted in children. Research into stem cell transplantation provides hope that a cure for sickle cell disease may be possible. (Am Fam Physician 2000;62:1309-14.)
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