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  • Cause Of The Sickle Cell Disease
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    The genetic disorder I was told to research was the Sickle Cell Disease. I will explain what mutation causes this disease, the characteristics of it, and what has developed in the area of gene therapy because of it. The Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disease. The gene for -S (which causes the disease) is the most common inherited blood condition in America; although most people only inherit one copy of the gene for HbS, while the other gene, -A, is normal, and can override HbS, blocking the...
  • People With Severe Sickle Cell Anemia
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    Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disorder that mostly affects people of African ancestry, but also occurs in other ethnic groups, including people who are of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent. More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia. And about 2 million Americans - and one in 12 African Americans - have sickle cell trait (this means they carry one gene for the disease, but do not have the disease itself). Sickle cell anemia occurs when a person inherits two abnormal genes (on...
  • Normal Red Blood Cells
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    Discovering Sicke Cell Anemia The topic that I am learning about is Sickle Cell Anemia, a hereditary disease which affects red blood cells. Throughout this research paper, I will discuss what exactly it is, how it is caused, any known treatments or cures, and many other facts that are important in this disease. Sickle Cell Anemia is a health problem throughout the world. More than 250,000 babies are born worldwide with this inherited blood cell disorder (web child / sickle /sca 01. htm). The dis...
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
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    Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disorder of the blood. This disease is very harmful causing infections, damage to organs, pain in the back, chest, and abdomen. The symptoms of this disease come at an early around six months of age, they are serious infections, pain and swelling in the hands and feet, and the heart gets larger. A defective gene that produces a weird form of hemoglobin causes Sickle Cell Anemia. Hemoglobin is a component of the red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen f...
  • Complication Of Sickle Cell Anemia
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    ... Sickle Cell Anemia Jenkins 1 Abstract Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary disease that changes the smallest and most important components of the body. A gene causes the bone marrow in the body to make sick led shapes, when this happens; it causes the red blood cell to die faster. This is what causes Hemolytic Anemia. Older children and adults with sickle cell disease may experience a few complications, or have a pattern of ongoing problems that shorten their lives. The most common and serious...
  • Children With Sickle Cell Disease
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    The United States has a very diverse heritage. There is no 'American' race. Americans are the blending of many cultures throughout many generations. With this blending of cultures comes a blending of genes. In the past, genes have not been well understood. They were not understood until Mendel did experiments on plants to find out why different plants of the same species had different characteristics. His goal was to find the key to unlock the mystery of inheritance (Copeland and Hammer 12). Aft...
  • Less Common Form Of Sickle Cell Disease
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    Sickle cell disease is not contagious. It is a genetically inherited disease that affects the red blood cells. Normal red blood cells are round, but sickled red blood cells are crescent shaped. There are many people living with sickle cell, but it can be fatal. Usually people with the disease die between the ages of 20 and 40 due to organ complications. Red blood cells contain a special protein called hemoglobin (Hb) that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. Hemoglobin is prod...
  • Sickle Cell Disease
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    Cystic Fibrosis is a disorder where the exocrine glands secrete abnormally thick mucus, leading to obstruction of the pancreas and chronic infections of the lungs, which usually cause death in childhood or early adulthood. Some mildly affected patients may survive longer. Doctors can diagnose the disease by testing the patients perspiration because people with Cystic Fibrosis have high amounts of salt in their perspiration. Those with respiratory infections are treated with antibiotics, with aer...
  • Sickle Cell Patients Experience Similar Joint Pain
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    Sickle-Cell Anemia Sickle-Cell Anemia is an inherited disease of red blood cells which can cause attacks of pain, damage to vital organs and can lead to early death. It was first noted in 1910 by physician, James B. Herrick, when identifying a patient from the West Indies with having an anemia featuring abnormal red blood cells that were sickle shaped. (Knight, 293). Since then, there have been many developments in the cause and treatment of the disease and the prognosis for patients living with...
  • Individual Inherits A Sickle Cell Gene
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    How is the disease inherited Sickle-cell anaemia happens when an individual inherits a sickle-cell gene from each parent. The sickle-cell trait is someone who carries one sickle haemoglobin producing gene, inherited from their parents and one normal hemoglobin gene. The gene is found to be recessive and autosomal as the gene can be found in both parents. Haemoglobin helps blood carry needed nutrients to cells and moves their waste products to the excretory organs. Haemoglobin also carries oxygen...
  • Sickle Cell Disease
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    Sickle Cell Sickle cell is the most common inherited blood disease, which causes waves of pain, damage to vital organs, and some die in childhood or early adulthood. The disease is most commonly found in blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent. Around one out of every 400 blacks inherits the sickle cell disease. Sickle cell occurs when two sickle cell genes or a combination of one sickle cell gene plus any one of several other hemoglobin genes. This report will go in depth with many major issu...
  • Hemoglobin From Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
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    We feel that this report looks a lot better single-spaced. A Brief History of Sickle Cell Disease Sickle Cell Disease in African Tradition Sickle cell disease has been known to the peoples of Africa for hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of years. In West Africa various ethnic groups gave the condition different names: Ga tribe: Chwechweechwe Faut e tribe: Nwiiwii Ewe tribe: Nuidudui Twi tribe: Ahotutuo Sickle Cell Disease in the Western Literature Description of Sickle Cell Disease In the western...
  • Its Use In Sickle Cell Disease
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    Health maintenance for patients with sickle cell disease starts with early diagnosis, preferably in the newborn period and includes penicillin prophylaxis, vaccination against pneumococcus bacteria and folic acid supplementation. Treatment of complications often includes antibiotics, pain management, intravenous fluids, blood transfusion and surgery all backed by psychosocial support. Like all patients with chronic disease patients are best managed in a comprehensive multi-disciplinary program o...
  • Type Of Anemia
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    What is Anemia Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. The word anemia comes from two Greek roots, together meaning without blood. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, anemia referred to the pallor of the skin and mucous membranes. After medical science advanced, blood cell counts could be done. Anemia became the disease we know today. Symptoms of Anemia Mild anemia may have no outer symptoms. Weakness, fatigue, and pallor are very common symptom. Symptoms of...
  • Effects Of Sickle Cell Anemia
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    Sickle Cell Anemia I did research on Sickle Cell Anemia; it affects about 72,000 Americans in the United States. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the body is unable to produce normal hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein. Abnormal hemoglobin can morph cells that can become lodged in narrow blood vessels, blocking oxygen from reaching organs and tissues. The effects of sickle cell anemia are bouts of extreme pain, infectious, fever, jaundice, stroke, slow growth, and organ fai...
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Disease
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    "Sickle-cell anemia" Sickle-cell anemia is an inherited disease, in which the red blood cells become crescent shaped. As a result it functions abnormally, and causes small blood clots. Sickle-cell anemia is caused by a genetic, or defective gene that produces an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin distorts red blood cells after they release oxygen in the tissue. Someone who inherits hemoglobin from one parent, and normal hemoglobin from the other parent will receive the trait if the hemoglob...
  • People With Sickle Cell Disease
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    BY BETTY J ALLEN OUTLINE Thesis statement: Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disease that affects the red blood cells. This disease can be treated so a person can live a long health life. 1. Sickle Cell Disease a. What is sickle cell disease? b. Whom does this disease affect? c. What race and geographic region do they belong to? d. c. Causes of sickle cell disease. e. Signs and symptoms and how it affects the body. 2. What problems are caused by sickle cell disease? 3. How can this disease be ...

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