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Sickle Cell Anemia

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an incurable genetic disorder affecting the capability to produce healthy red blood cells, found in hemoglobin, which carry oxygen produced by the lungs to other cells of the body. In patients with SCD, hemoglobin cells cluster ...

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