Can sickle cell anemia be detected prenatally?

Answer On One Hand: Prenatal Detection Is PossibleDeveloping sickle cell disease depends on a recessive allele (gene variant) that geneticists have identified and located, according to the book "Understan... Read More »

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Can you die from sickle cell anemia?

On One Hand: Serious RisksIndividuals with sickle cell anemia--many call it sickle cell disease or SCD--are at serious risk of stroke; pneumonia, which leads to acute chest syndrome; bacterial infe... Read More »

Can Sickle Cell Anemia spread?

No, Sickle Cell Anemia isn't contagious, is an inherited autosomal co-dominant genetic condition characterized by sickle (crescent) shaped red blood cells and chronic anemia caused by excessive des... Read More »

Can the environment affect sickle cell anemia?

On One Hand: Sickle Cell Symptoms are Worsened by EnvironmentSickle cell anemia symptoms include swelling in hands and feet, jaundice, anemia, infection, organ damage and episodes of physical pain ... Read More »

Is sickle cell anemia life threatening?

On One Hand: Sickle Cell ConsiderationsAccording to the Cleveland Clinic, sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder. It can be life threatening as it affects multiple organs and may cause o... Read More »