Anemia, Sickle Cell: A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.Sickle Cell Trait: The condition of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S.Hemoglobin, Sickle: An abnormal hemoglobin resulting from the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at position 6 of the beta chain of the globin moiety. The heterozygous state results in sickle cell trait, the homozygous in sickle cell anemia.Antisickling Agents: Agents used to prevent or reverse the pathological events leading to sickling of erythrocytes in sickle cell conditions.Fetal Hemoglobin: The major component of hemoglobin in the fetus. This HEMOGLOBIN has two alpha and two gamma polypeptide subunits in comparison to normal adult hemoglobin, which has two alpha and two beta polypeptide subunits. Fetal hemoglobin concentrations can be elevated (usually above 0.5%) in children and adults affected by LEUKEMIA and several types of ANEMIA.Anemia: A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.Erythrocytes, Abnormal: Oxygen-carrying RED BLOOD CELLS in mammalian blood that are abnormal in structure or function.Hydroxyurea: An antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis through the inhibition of ribonucleoside diphosphate reductase.Thalassemia: A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.Hemoglobin SC Disease: One of the sickle cell disorders characterized by the presence of both hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C. It is similar to, but less severe than sickle cell anemia.beta-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.Hemoglobins: The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.Erythrocyte Count: The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.Hemoglobin C Disease: A disease characterized by compensated hemolysis with a normal hemoglobin level or a mild to moderate anemia. There may be intermittent abdominal discomfort, splenomegaly, and slight jaundice.Anemia, Hemolytic: A condition of inadequate circulating red blood cells (ANEMIA) or insufficient HEMOGLOBIN due to premature destruction of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES).Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Hemoglobinopathies: A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule.alpha-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.Globins: A superfamily of proteins containing the globin fold which is composed of 6-8 alpha helices arranged in a characterstic HEME enclosing structure.Reticulocyte Count: The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Hemoglobin C: A commonly occurring abnormal hemoglobin in which lysine replaces a glutamic acid residue at the sixth position of the beta chains. It results in reduced plasticity of erythrocytes.Hemolysis: The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.Erythrocyte Indices: ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).Erythrocyte Aging: The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.Hematocrit: The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.Hemoglobins, Abnormal: Hemoglobins characterized by structural alterations within the molecule. The alteration can be either absence, addition or substitution of one or more amino acids in the globin part of the molecule at selected positions in the polypeptide chains.Erythrocyte Deformability: Ability of ERYTHROCYTES to change shape as they pass through narrow spaces, such as the microvasculature.Erythrocyte Inclusions: Pathologic inclusions occurring in erythrocytes.Reticulocytes: Immature ERYTHROCYTES. In humans, these are ERYTHROID CELLS that have just undergone extrusion of their CELL NUCLEUS. They still contain some organelles that gradually decrease in number as the cells mature. RIBOSOMES are last to disappear. Certain staining techniques cause components of the ribosomes to precipitate into characteristic "reticulum" (not the same as the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM), hence the name reticulocytes.Leg Ulcer: Ulceration of the skin and underlying structures of the lower extremity. About 90% of the cases are due to venous insufficiency (VARICOSE ULCER), 5% to arterial disease, and the remaining 5% to other causes.Blood Viscosity: The internal resistance of the BLOOD to shear forces. The in vitro measure of whole blood viscosity is of limited clinical utility because it bears little relationship to the actual viscosity within the circulation, but an increase in the viscosity of circulating blood can contribute to morbidity in patients suffering from disorders such as SICKLE CELL ANEMIA and POLYCYTHEMIA.Anemia, Aplastic: A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood: Repetitive withdrawal of small amounts of blood and replacement with donor blood until a large proportion of the blood volume has been exchanged. Used in treatment of fetal erythroblastosis, hepatic coma, sickle cell anemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, septicemia, burns, thrombotic thrombopenic purpura, and fulminant malaria.Nigeria: A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.Hemoglobin A: Normal adult human hemoglobin. The globin moiety consists of two alpha and two beta chains.gamma-Globins: Members of the beta-globin family. In humans, two non-allelic types of gamma-globin - A gamma and G gamma are encoded in the beta-globin gene cluster on CHROMOSOME 11. Two gamma-globin chains combine with two ZETA-GLOBIN chains to form the embryonic hemoglobin Portland. Fetal HEMOGLOBIN F is formed from two gamma-globin chains combined with two ALPHA-GLOBIN chains.Erythrocyte Aggregation: The formation of clumps of RED BLOOD CELLS under low or non-flow conditions, resulting from the attraction forces between the red blood cells. The cells adhere to each other in rouleaux aggregates. Slight mechanical force, such as occurs in the circulation, is enough to disperse these aggregates. Stronger or weaker than normal aggregation may result from a variety of effects in the ERYTHROCYTE MEMBRANE or in BLOOD PLASMA. The degree of aggregation is affected by ERYTHROCYTE DEFORMABILITY, erythrocyte membrane sialylation, masking of negative surface charge by plasma proteins, etc. BLOOD VISCOSITY and the ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE are affected by the amount of erythrocyte aggregation and are parameters used to measure the aggregation.Priapism: A prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. It is seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, advanced malignancy, spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.Hemoglobinometry: Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.Premarital Examinations: Medical tests taken by couples planning to be married in order to determine presence of genetic and contagious diseases.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Erythrocyte Membrane: The semi-permeable outer structure of a red blood cell. It is known as a red cell 'ghost' after HEMOLYSIS.Fanconi Anemia: Congenital disorder affecting all bone marrow elements, resulting in ANEMIA; LEUKOPENIA; and THROMBOPENIA, and associated with cardiac, renal, and limb malformations as well as dermal pigmentary changes. Spontaneous CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE is a feature of this disease along with predisposition to LEUKEMIA. There are at least 7 complementation groups in Fanconi anemia: FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, and FANCL. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=227650, August 20, 2004)Hemoglobin A2: An adult hemoglobin component normally present in hemolysates from human erythrocytes in concentrations of about 3%. The hemoglobin is composed of two alpha chains and two delta chains. The percentage of HbA2 varies in some hematologic disorders, but is about double in beta-thalassemia.Enuresis: Involuntary discharge of URINE after expected age of completed development of urinary control. This can happen during the daytime (DIURNAL ENURESIS) while one is awake or during sleep (NOCTURNAL ENURESIS). Enuresis can be in children or in adults (as persistent primary enuresis and secondary adult-onset enuresis).Reticulocytosis: An increase in circulating RETICULOCYTES, which is among the simplest and most reliable signs of accelerated ERYTHROCYTE production. Reticulocytosis occurs during active BLOOD regeneration (stimulation of red bone marrow) and in certain types of ANEMIA, particularly CONGENITAL HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA.Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial: A non-invasive technique using ultrasound for the measurement of cerebrovascular hemodynamics, particularly cerebral blood flow velocity and cerebral collateral flow. With a high-intensity, low-frequency pulse probe, the intracranial arteries may be studied transtemporally, transorbitally, or from below the foramen magnum.delta-Globins: A member of the beta-globin family. In humans, delta-globin is encoded in the beta-globin gene cluster located on CHROMOSOME 11. Two delta-globin chains along with two alpha-globin chains form HEMOGLOBIN A2 which makes up about 3% of the HEMOGLOBIN in adults.Carica: A plant genus of the family Caricaceae, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. It is the source of edible fruit and PAPAIN.Erythrocyte Transfusion: The transfer of erythrocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune: Acquired hemolytic anemia due to the presence of AUTOANTIBODIES which agglutinate or lyse the patient's own RED BLOOD CELLS.Oxygen: An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.beta-Globins: Members of the beta-globin family. In humans, they are encoded in a gene cluster on CHROMOSOME 11. They include epsilon-globin, gamma-globin, delta-globin and beta-globin. There is also a pseudogene of beta (theta-beta) in the gene cluster. Adult HEMOGLOBIN is comprised of two ALPHA-GLOBIN chains and two beta-globin chains.Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency: A disease-producing enzyme deficiency subject to many variants, some of which cause a deficiency of GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE activity in erythrocytes, leading to hemolytic anemia.Erythropoiesis: The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Hemoglobinuria: The presence of free HEMOGLOBIN in the URINE, indicating hemolysis of ERYTHROCYTES within the vascular system. After saturating the hemoglobin-binding proteins (HAPTOGLOBINS), free hemoglobin begins to appear in the urine.Iron Overload: An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)Hemorheology: The deformation and flow behavior of BLOOD and its elements i.e., PLASMA; ERYTHROCYTES; WHITE BLOOD CELLS; and BLOOD PLATELETS.Diphosphoglyceric AcidsHemoglobin E: An abnormal hemoglobin that results from the substitution of lysine for glutamic acid at position 26 of the beta chain. It is most frequently observed in southeast Asian populations.2,3-Diphosphoglycerate: A highly anionic organic phosphate which is present in human red blood cells at about the same molar ratio as hemoglobin. It binds to deoxyhemoglobin but not the oxygenated form, therefore diminishing the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin. This is essential in enabling hemoglobin to unload oxygen in tissue capillaries. It is also an intermediate in the conversion of 3-phosphoglycerate to 2-phosphoglycerate by phosphoglycerate mutase (EC 22.214.171.124). (From Stryer Biochemistry, 4th ed, p160; Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p508)Anemia, Hypochromic: Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)Anemia, Macrocytic: Anemia characterized by larger than normal erythrocytes, increased mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH).Anemia, Pernicious: A megaloblastic anemia occurring in children but more commonly in later life, characterized by histamine-fast achlorhydria, in which the laboratory and clinical manifestations are based on malabsorption of vitamin B 12 due to a failure of the gastric mucosa to secrete adequate and potent intrinsic factor. (Dorland, 27th ed)Splenic DiseasesCholelithiasis: Presence or formation of GALLSTONES in the BILIARY TRACT, usually in the gallbladder (CHOLECYSTOLITHIASIS) or the common bile duct (CHOLEDOCHOLITHIASIS).Oximetry: The determination of oxygen-hemoglobin saturation of blood either by withdrawing a sample and passing it through a classical photoelectric oximeter or by electrodes attached to some translucent part of the body like finger, earlobe, or skin fold. It includes non-invasive oxygen monitoring by pulse oximetry.Oxymetholone: A synthetic hormone with anabolic and androgenic properties. It is used mainly in the treatment of anemias. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002), this compound may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Blood Grouping and Crossmatching: Testing erythrocytes to determine presence or absence of blood-group antigens, testing of serum to determine the presence or absence of antibodies to these antigens, and selecting biocompatible blood by crossmatching samples from the donor against samples from the recipient. Crossmatching is performed prior to transfusion.Blood Cell Count: The number of LEUKOCYTES and ERYTHROCYTES per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD. A complete blood count (CBC) also includes measurement of the HEMOGLOBIN; HEMATOCRIT; and ERYTHROCYTE INDICES.Erythropoietin: Glycoprotein hormone, secreted chiefly by the KIDNEY in the adult and the LIVER in the FETUS, that acts on erythroid stem cells of the BONE MARROW to stimulate proliferation and differentiation.Infarction: Formation of an infarct, which is NECROSIS in tissue due to local ISCHEMIA resulting from obstruction of BLOOD CIRCULATION, most commonly by a THROMBUS or EMBOLUS.Iron: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.Vascular Diseases: Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.Hematologic Tests: Tests used in the analysis of the hemic system.Jamaica: An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Kingston. It was discovered in 1494 by Columbus and was a Spanish colony 1509-1655 until captured by the English. Its flourishing slave trade was abolished in the 19th century. It was a British colony 1655-1958 and a territory of the West Indies Federation 1958-62. It achieved full independence in 1962. The name is from the Arawak Xaymaca, rich in springs or land of springs. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p564 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p267)Acute Chest Syndrome: Respiratory syndrome characterized by the appearance of a new pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray, accompanied by symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain, tachypnea, or DYSPNEA, often seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA. Multiple factors (e.g., infection, and pulmonary FAT EMBOLISM) may contribute to the development of the syndrome.Glucosephosphate DehydrogenaseStroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
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Luzzatto L (2012). "Sickle cell anaemia and malaria". Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 4 (1): e2012065. doi:10.4084/MJHID. ... are resistant to malaria and develop minimal effects of the anaemia. Sickle cell disease is closely related to another mutant ... The most common is HbS, which causes sickle cell disease. HbS is produced by a point mutation in HBB in which the codon GAG is ... Mutations in the gene produce several variants of the proteins which are implicated with genetic disorders such as sickle-cell ...
Pays, JF (December 2010). "Tutankhamun and sickle-cell anaemia". Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 103 (5, number 5): 346-347. doi:10.1007/ ... In June 2010, German scientists said they believed there was evidence that he had died of sickle cell disease. Other experts, ... however, rejected the hypothesis of homozygous sickle cell disease based on survival beyond the age of 5 and the location of ... which is characteristic of Freiberg-Kohler syndrome rather than sickle-cell disease. Research conducted in ...
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Sickle cell anemia is the most common genetic disorder among African Americans in the United States. While approximately 8% are ... doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2004.tb00426.x. B., G. (October 5, 1956). "Malaria and Sickle-Cell Anemia". Science. 124: 619-624. doi: ... The test looks at a person's DNA, which is taken from cells in a blood sample or from cells that are gently scraped from inside ...
Mason VR: Sickle cell anemia. JAMA 1922;79:1318-1320. Frank Capra. The Name Above the Title. Macmillan. New York. 1971. p. 174 ... As a medical resident at Hopkins in 1922 Mason gave the disease sickle cell anemia its name. When motion picture director Frank ...
Sickle cell anaemia. Variable degrees of hemolysis and intermittent episodes of vascular occlusion resulting in tissue ischemia ... Cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) testing is a non-invasive (for the fetus) test. It is performed on a sample of venous blood from ... For example, a medical procedure called a buccal smear uses a small brush or cotton swab to collect a sample of cells from the ... Alternatively, a small amount of saline mouthwash may be swished in the mouth to collect the cells. The sample is sent to a ...
Sickle-cell anemia is also considered a recessive condition, but heterozygous carriers have increased resistance to malaria in ... Williams T. N.; Obaro S. K. (2011). "Sickle cell disease and malaria morbidity: a tale with two tails". Trends in Parasitology ... Examples of this type of disorder are Albinism, Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell ... LHCGR (Luteinizing hormone insensitivity, Leydig cell hypoplasia, Male-limited precocious puberty). *FSHR (Follicle-stimulating ...
A well-studied case is that of sickle cell anemia in humans, a hereditary disease that damages red blood cells. Sickle cell ... Sickle cell anemia. 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica. Chicago. *^ David Wool. 2006. The Driving Forces of Evolution: Genetic ... The sickle-cell and Haemoglobin C genes in some African populations. Ann. Human Genet. 21, 67-89. ... Sickle-shaped red blood cells. This non-lethal condition in heterozygotes is maintained by balancing selection in humans of ...
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His success with sickle cell anemia led Pauling to speculate that a number of other diseases, including mental illnesses such ... It was the first proof of a human disease caused by an abnormal protein, and sickle cell anemia became the first disease ... Pauling, L.; Itano, H. A.; Singer, S. J.; Wells, I. C. (25 November 1949). "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science. ... In November 1949, Pauling, Harvey Itano, S. J. Singer and Ibert Wells published "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease" in ...
"Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease". Science, 25 November 1949, vol. 110, no. 2865, pp. 543-548. BJ Strasser, Perspectives ... In November 1949, with the seminal paper, "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease", in Science magazine, Linus Pauling, Harvey ... "Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease"] Science, 19 November 1999, vol. 286, no.5444, pp. 1488 - 1490. RJ Williams (1956) ... The concept of the distribution of medicine to each individual cell just as oxygen would be an example of the practice of ...
One example is sickle cell anemia. It is due to a mutation in the hemoglobin gene leading to sickle shape formation of red ... The alternative homozygote, which does not carry the sickle cell disease allele, is susceptible to infection by Plasmodium. As ... CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) "What Is Sickle Cell Disease?". National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. June ... Hence, homozygote and heterozygote genotypes for the sickle-cell disease allele show malaria resistance, while the homozygote ...
... results in the disease known as Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle-Cell Anemia is an autosomal recessive disorder that affects 1 in 500 ... Sickle-cell anemia is caused by a point mutation in the β-globin chain of hemoglobin, causing the hydrophilic amino acid ... "Anemia, Sickle Cell". Genes and Disease. Bethesda MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 1998. NBK22183. Clancy S ( ... These sickle-shaped cells cannot carry nearly as much oxygen as normal red blood cells and they get caught more easily in the ...
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Doctors Taliaferro and Huck discovered a latent form of sickle cell anemia. Their study on sickle cell anemia was the first of ... Beginning in 1920, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital conducted research on sickle cell anemia, or sickle cell disease. Although ... There is a lack of phenotypic expression of Ho-2 in terms of sickle cell, so a person with sickle cell and hemoglobin Hopkins-2 ... There were, however, no sickled cells found in the blood and they had no symptoms relating to sickle cell. There was also a ...
Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease that causes deformed red blood cells with a rigid, crescent shape instead of the normal ... "sickle cell disease". Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved 2016-11-11.. *^ MD, Kenneth R. Bridges. "How Does Sickle Cell Cause ... Photomicrograph of normal-shaped and sickle-shape red blood cells from a patient with sickle cell disease ... "sickle.bwh.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2016-11-11.. *^ "Complications and Treatments , Sickle Cell Disease". CDC. Retrieved 2016-11- ...
... by the heterozygous genotype is called sickle-cell trait and is a milder condition distinguishable from sickle-cell anemia, ... life-threatening form of anemia called sickle-cell anemia. Persons heterozygous HbA/HbS for this allele have a much less severe ... Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) Hemoglobin-Beta Locus; HBB -141900 - Sickle-Cell Anemia ... form of anemia called sickle-cell trait. Because the disease phenotype of HbA/HbS heterozygotes is more similar to but not ...
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Thus in regions where malaria exerts or has exerted a strong selective pressure, sickle cell anemia has been selected for its ... An example in humans is sickle cell anemia. This condition is determined by a single polymorphism. Possessors of the ... While homozygotes will have either no protection from malaria or a dramatic propensity to sickle cell anemia, heterozygotes ...
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... sickle cell anemia; sepsis; congestive heart failure; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and complications of devices, ... T-cell count drops below 200). The Medicaid eligibility policy contrasts with the Journal of the American Medical ... or in certain patients commencing at an even higher T-cell count. Due to the high costs associated with HIV medications, many ... Association (JAMA) guidelines which recommend therapy for all patients with T-cell counts of 350 or less, ...
Sickle cell trait is a benign carrier condition, usually with none of the symptoms of sickle cell anemia or other sickle cell ... Sickle cell trait is a benign carrier condition, usually with none of the symptoms of sickle cell anemia or other sickle cell ... Sickle cell trait is a benign carrier condition, usually with none of the symptoms of sickle cell anemia or other sickle cell ... Sickle cell trait is a benign carrier condition, usually with none of the symptoms of sickle cell anemia or other sickle cell ...
Okpala I. The intriguing contribution of white blood cells to sickle cell disease - a red cell disorder. Blood Rev. 2004;18(1): ... Cytokine profiles in sickle cell anemia: Pathways to be unraveled. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology. 2013;Vol.04No.07:7 ... Elevated Fibrin D-Dimer Fragment in Sickle Cell Anemia: Evidence for Activation of Coagulation during the Steady State as well ... Alagbe, A. E., Olaniyi, J. A., & Aworanti, O. W. (2018). ADULT SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA PATIENTS IN BONE PAIN CRISIS HAVE ELEVATED ...
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Levine, L. A. and Guss, S. P. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues in the treatment of sickle cell anemia-associated ... The reticulocyte count is often elevated in men with sickle cell anemia. Hemoglobin electrophoresis identifies the presence of ... Short period of administration of diethylstilbestrol in stuttering priapism in sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol, 69: 297, 2002. ... In such cases, screening for sickle cell disease or trait should be performed by either the Sickledex test or examination of a ...
Background: Sickle cell anaemia is an autosomal recessive disorder that arises due to the substitution of glutamic acid with ... Aim: The aim of this study was to establish baseline serum lipid levels in sickle cell anaemia patients in LASUTH and correlate ... LIPID PROFILE AND DISEASE SEVERITY IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE PATIENTS IN LAGOS STATE. NIGERIA * Uche Ebele ... Keywords: sickle cell disease, serum total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins, high-density lipoproteins, triglycerides, ...
Sickle-cell anaemia.. Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5851.488-a (Published 24 February 1973) Cite this as ...
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- Haemolysis and abnormal haemorheology in sickle cell anaemia. (nih.gov)
- Although pulmonary hypertension, leg ulcers, priapism, stroke and glomerulopathy in sickle cell anaemia (SCA) result from the adverse effects of chronic haemolysis on vascular function (haemolytic phenotype), osteonecrosis, acute chest syndrome and painful vaso-occlusive crises are caused by abnormal vascular cell adhesion and increased blood viscosity (viscosity-vaso-occlusion phenotype). (nih.gov)
- The abnormal hemoglobin causes distorted (sickled appearing under a microscope) red blood cells. (medicinenet.com)
- Sickling of the red blood cells in patients with sickle cell anemia results in cells of abnormal shape and diminished flexibility. (medicinenet.com)
- Sickle cell anemia occurs when a person inherits two abnormal genes (one from each parent) that cause their RBCs to change shape. (rchsd.org)
- Sickle cell anemia occurs because an abnormal form of hemoglobin (HbS) is produced. (rchsd.org)
- These rods stretch the red blood cells into long, abnormal "sickle" shapes. (harvard.edu)
- Definition of the contribution made by each of these properties to the abnormal viscosity of oxygenated Hb SS blood was made possible by analysis of viscosity measurements, made over a wide range of shear rates and cell concentrations, on Hb SS erythrocytes and normal erythrocytes suspended in Ringer's solution (where aggregation does not occur) and in plasma. (jci.org)
- This prevents the cell from being carried to the spleen, which spots and destroys abnormal blood cells - including those with parasites. (nytimes.com)
- The abnormal cells stick inside the capillaries, blocking blood flow to vital organs. (stlouischildrens.org)
- Sickle cell anemia is diagnosed by a blood test that looks for the abnormal form of hemoglobin, known as hemoglobin-S. This test is routinely performed in the United States during a child's newborn screening examination. (cedars-sinai.edu)
- Sickle cell anemia results from a gene mutation with production of an abnormal hemoglobin - the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body's cells and tissues and carries away waste products from the blood. (osu.edu)
- The abnormal sickle shape makes the cells stiff and sticky, preventing them from moving normally through the bloodstream. (osu.edu)
- These abnormal cells can block blood flow, causing pain, organ damage and an increased risk for infection. (osu.edu)
- The spleen traps the abnormal red blood cells and gets very large. (childrensdayton.org)
- Abnormal hemoglobin makes the red blood cells sickle shaped. (childrensdayton.org)
- Prevention of a first stroke by transfusions in children with sickle cell anemia and abnormal results on transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. (semanticscholar.org)
- SCA gets its name from the crescent shape of the red blood cells that resemble a farm tool called a sickle. (healthline.com)
- The cells are supposed to be disc-shaped, but this changes them into a crescent, or sickle, shape. (medlineplus.gov)
- But with sickle cell anemia, the body produces red blood cells that are shaped like a sickle, or crescent. (healthday.com)
- A chronic, usually fatal inherited form of anemia marked by crescent-shaped red blood cells, occurring almost exclusively in Blacks, and characterized by fever, leg ulcers, jaundice, and episodic pain in the joints. (dictionary.com)
- A hereditary form of anemia in which the red blood cells become sickle-shaped (shaped like a crescent) and less able to carry oxygen . (dictionary.com)
- Inflexible crescent shape cell that sticks to the sides of the blood vessels. (prezi.com)
- When the oxygen pressure is lowered, these cells change their forms from the normal biconcave disk to crescent, holly wreath, and other forms. (brightkite.com)
- The shape of some red blood cells (RBCs) change to a sickle (crescent moon) shape. (denverhealth.org)
- For Calvin and thousands others, the red cells are filled with sickle hemoglobin which makes it easy for the cells to become crescent or sickle-shaped in the body. (baltimoresun.com)
- It gets its name because a person's red blood cells are shaped like sickles, or crescent moons, instead of their usual round, disc shape. (rchsd.org)
- When RBCs are shaped like sickles or crescent moons, they can get stuck, especially inside smaller blood vessels. (rchsd.org)
- Unlike normal red blood cells, which are smooth and flexible, sickle cells are modified into a crescent shape that lack flexibility to move about in small blood vessels. (co.rw)
- Artwork showing normal red blood cells (round), and red blood cells affected by sickle cell anaemia (crescent shaped). (sciencephoto.com)
- In sickle cell anemia patients, the hemoglobin is abnormally shaped and sticks together, causing the red blood cells to become stiff and crescent, or sickle, shaped. (cedars-sinai.edu)
- Is hydroxyurea treatment associated with lower medical costs for young children with sickle cell anemia? (cdc.gov)
- Drug hydroxyurea proven effective for sickle cell anemia treatment in adults and children was found to reduce hospitalizations and cut annual estimated medical costs by 21 percent, says report. (medindia.net)
- Compared to pre-treatment levels, hydroxyurea use was linked to reduced rates of sickle cell pain by an average of 55 percent, infections by 38 percent, malaria by 51 percent, transfusions by 67 percent, and death by 70 percent. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
- Even in an African setting hydroxyurea is feasible to use, accepted by patients and families, well-tolerated, and safe for children with sickle cell anemia. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
- Hydroxyurea works by significantly increasing both hemoglobin and fetal hemoglobin in the blood, which helps reduce sickling, anemia and other impacts on patients. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
- Hydroxyurea, which stimulates cells to produce a form of hemoglobin that is normally present only in fetuses, has a protective effect, acting like a transfusion to thin out the sickle cells. (dailypress.com)
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators were recently awarded a $23 million federal grant to launch a national study of the drug hydroxyurea to prevent first strokes in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia (SCA). (news-medical.net)
- This study found that a daily hydroxyurea pill may finally bring some relief for young children living with sickle cell anemia. (emaxhealth.com)
- Effect of hydroxyurea on the frequency of painful crises in sickle cell anemia. (semanticscholar.org)
- Investigators of the Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia. (semanticscholar.org)
- Blood transfusions for severe anemia. (medlineplus.gov)
- Damage to tissues and organs of the body can cause severe disability in patients with sickle cell anemia. (medicinenet.com)
- However, the anemia is less severe. (healthline.com)
- SCD can cause severe complications, which appear when the sickle cells block vessels in different areas of the body. (healthline.com)
- Painful - This type is associated with severe pain due to the rigid sickle cells blocking the blood vessels, causing lack of oxygen and damage to cells and organs. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
- Severe crises may be treated with blood transfusion or exchange transfusion to raise the red blood cell count and reduce the number of sickle cells. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
- Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital have finally solved the mystery - why people with a hereditary mutation of the red blood pigment haemoglobin - as is the case with sickle-cell anaemia prevalent in Africa - do not contract severe malaria? (medindia.net)
- People with sickle cell anemia also may have bouts of severe pain in the chest, stomach, arms, legs, or other parts of the body. (rchsd.org)
- In sickle cell anemia, the blood flow may interrupt any of the major organs, causing severe pains and organ damage at the site of the blood flow blockage. (exampleessays.com)
- This change can lead to severe anemia and abnormally shaped red blood cells that can block the flow of blood, causing organ damage. (newswise.com)
- These treatments are used only in certain children with severe sickle cell anemia and minimal organ damage. (healthcommunities.com)
- This is when the body temporarily does not make enough red blood cells, and can cause severe anemia. (childrensdayton.org)
- Haemolytic anaemia is variable among patients with sickle cell anaemia and can be estimated by reticulocyte count, lactate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase and bilirubin levels. (nih.gov)
- Some sickle cell patients will sustain enough damage to their spleen that it becomes shrunken and ceases to function at all. (healthline.com)
- Blood transfusions, Iron Chelation: 'Transfusion-dependent thalassemic patients and patients with sickle cell anemia maintained on transfusion for prophylactic purposes require 30 to 50 milligrams per kilogram per day of desferrioxamine infused subcutaneously by pump. (prezi.com)
- Of 40 patients with sickle-cell anaemia, 25 [62.5%] had parasitic infections. (who.int)
- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute today announced that periodic red blood cell transfusions in children with sickle cell anemia has been found to reduce the rate of stroke in those patients. (nih.gov)
- As a result, it is now recommended that sickle-cell patients between two and 16 receive transcranial doppler screening. (nih.gov)
- They also lauded the minister's encouragement of serious and active civil society organisations, anticipating the minister's consent to patronise the blood donation campaign in favour sickle cell anemia patients. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Even among patients having documented homozygous sickle cell anemia (Hb SS), there exists an astonishing degree of variability in clinical severity. (sbir.gov)
- Sickle cell anemia patients followed at Children's Memorial Hospital. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The main problem is that not enough sickle cell patients have a healthy sibling who is a compatible donor. (dailypress.com)
- Patients receive frequent transfusions to provide competent red cells, but that leads to a toxic buildup of iron and can sensitize patients to foreign red cells. (dailypress.com)
- While we don't know whether there are any adverse consequences to this higher dose of medication yet, further policies and decisions regarding management of anemia in dialysis patients should take into account these findings," said Dr. Derebail. (newswise.com)
- Patients showed processing speed deficits with sickle cell regardless of a silent cerebral infarct being present. (emaxhealth.com)
- The results were able to link cognitive impairment in patients with sickle cell with white matter integrity when looked at with an MRI. (emaxhealth.com)
- The continued support of LVMH is essential for us, making it possible to progress with our research and to improve the quality of care for our patients living with sickle cell anemia. (lvmh.com)
- Patients with sickle cell anemia often experience more infections due to damage to the spleen, an organ that fights infections. (cedars-sinai.edu)
- The purpose of this study is to determine whether Gum Arabic is effective as fetal hemoglobin inducing agent for sickle cell anemia patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Complications include pain in long bones (where blood is manufactured) and joints, anemia, organ damage, infections and lung involvement (Alamri et al, 2018 ). (emaxhealth.com)
- All agreed further work is required to determine if the damage done to the white matter from sickle cell to see if it was preventable or reversible ( Stotesburg et al, 2018) . (emaxhealth.com)
- But if a sickle cell gets stuck in a blood vessel and blocks the flow of blood to an organ, it can cause permanent damage to organs, including the kidneys, liver, and spleen. (healthline.com)
- The spleen is an organ responsible for filtering the blood to remove cellular waste, maintaining fluid balance, and activating white blood cells for the immune system. (healthline.com)
- These sickle cells are mopped up by the spleen, a large organ under your ribs on the left, and destroyed. (healthdirect.gov.au)
- Usually, your red cells last between 90-120 days before being destroyed by the spleen. (healthdirect.gov.au)
- Sickle cells break down at a faster rate than typical RBCs, resulting in more bilirubin. (healthline.com)
- Sickle RBCs with high density had lower elongation index and higher aggregates strength. (nih.gov)
- Anemia is a shortage of RBCs. (healthline.com)
- Hand-foot syndrome occurs when sickle-shaped RBCs block blood vessels in the hands or feet. (healthline.com)
- hee -muh-glow-bin), the protein found in red blood cells (RBCs) that helps carry oxygen throughout the body. (rchsd.org)
- RBCs containing HbS can go back and forth between being shaped normally and being sickle shaped until they eventually become sickle shaped permanently. (rchsd.org)
- Unlike normal RBCs that last about 4 months in the bloodstream, fragile sickle cells break down after only about 10 to 20 days, which usually causes anemia . (rchsd.org)
- The sickle RBCs can block blood flow in blood vessels. (denverhealth.org)
- Low levels of RBCs is a condition called anemia. (denverhealth.org)
- Blood tests will show the sickle shaped RBCs and other problems that indicate SCD. (denverhealth.org)
- Round is the healthiest shape for red blood cells (or RBCs) because they can move easily through the body. (rchsd.org)
- Every time you take a breath, you breathe in oxygen and your RBCs carry oxygen to every cell in your body. (rchsd.org)
- When the cause is the sickle shape of the RBCs, it's called sickle cell anemia. (rchsd.org)
- Because kids with sickle cell anemia don't have enough normal RBCs, they get tired more easily. (rchsd.org)
- It alters the shape of the red blood cells (RBCs). (doctors-hospital.net)
- The loss of RBCs results in anemia . (doctors-hospital.net)
- SCA affects 1 in 600 African-Americans and is characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia and complications related to recurrent vaso-occlusion. (aappublications.org)
- Children with sickle cell anaemia usually have a chronic normocytic anaemia of 6-9g/dl with a reticulocytosis, observed from 10 weeks of age. (gponline.com)
- People with sickle cell anaemia often feel tired and listless due to their chronic anaemia. (healthdirect.gov.au)
- This includes near elimination of chronic pain and sickling events and improved anemia," Malik said. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
- Chronic, oral, low-dose vitamin C supplementation equilibrates autonomic function following change in posture with those of non-sickle cell anemia subjects. (greenmedinfo.com)
- Certain signs and symptoms may be pain in bones, joints, lungs and stomach, anemia, specifically hemolytic anemia, increase number of infections especially those in the lungs, as well as chronic cough, chest pain and fever. (healthtestingcenters.com)
- Those with sickle cell anemia may also have a greater chance of getting infections, and a harder time getting rid of them. (healthday.com)
- These include a higher risk of certain infections and stroke as well as a condition called acute chest syndrome , which is caused by inflammation, infection, or occlusions (blockages) of blood vessels in the lungs by sickled cells. (rchsd.org)
- Feeling tired and having trouble fighting infections are also common among teens with sickle cell anemia, and they may grow more slowly and reach puberty later than other teens. (rchsd.org)
- Infants who have been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia through newborn screening are treated with antibiotics to prevent infections and receive needed vaccinations. (smore.com)
- Most young kids with sickle cell anemia take penicillin (say: peh-nuh- sih -lun), a drug that helps prevent infections. (rchsd.org)
- Individuals with sickle cell anemia also have a problem of poor vision and many fall victim to on and off infections," says Dr Mayele. (co.rw)
- Persons with sickle cell anemia can have symptoms such as yellow-appearing eyes and skin, pale skin, delayed growth, bone and joint pain, increased risk for infections, development of leg ulcers, eye damage, anemia and damage to the organs affected by the obstruction. (stlouischildrens.org)
- Splenic sequestration happens when the splenic vessels become blocked by a large number sickle cells. (healthline.com)
- Splenic sequestration is a blockage of the splenic vessels by sickle cells. (healthline.com)
- These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Sickle Cell Anemia with Splenic Sequestration. (fpnotebook.com)
- Sickle cell Anemia is most common in African Americans. (brightkite.com)
- My project was on sickle cell anemia, a diseases that carries highly among African-Americans and Hispanic descent. (brightkite.com)
- About 1 in 12 African Americans is a carrier for sickle cell anemia. (23andme.com)
- In the United States, sickle cell anemia is most common among African Americans. (exampleessays.com)
- Studies have also shown that African Americans with kidney failure require higher doses of medications to treat anemia during dialysis. (newswise.com)
- Over time, the small blood vessels that supply blood to your eyes can become blocked with sickle cells, causing damage to your retina. (healthline.com)
- This is caused by sickle cells blocking blood flow through the small blood vessels in those areas. (rchsd.org)
- Sickle cells cannot move through small blood vessels as easily as normal cells and so can cause blockages (right). (sciencephoto.com)
- These sickle shaped cells get stuck together and block small blood vessels. (childrensdayton.org)
- Sickle-shaped cells can block small blood vessels in the brain, causing a stroke . (childrensdayton.org)
- Infants with sickle cell anemia do not develop symptoms in the first few months of life because the hemoglobin produced by the developing fetus (fetal hemoglobin) protects the red blood cells from sickling. (medicinenet.com)
- This fetal hemoglobin is absent in the red blood cells that are produced after birth so that by 5 months of age, the sickling of the red blood cells is prominent and symptoms begin. (medicinenet.com)
- The gene therapy developed by Cincinnati Children's uses a modified gamma globin lentivirus vector to transfer a healthy fetal hemoglobin gene into a patient's blood stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells, HSC). (cincinnatichildrens.org)
- The new gene therapy approach designed by Malik and team places a fetal hemoglobin gene in the bone marrow cells that cannot switch off. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
- This is what causes Hemolytic Anemia. (brightkite.com)
- Sickle Cell is a form of hemolytic anemia which is an anemia that breaks down the red blood cells. (exampleessays.com)
- The Hemoglobin Solubility test is used to help identify the presence of Hemoglobin S. The test may also detect sickling hemoglobins, and may be used to evaluate hemolytic anemia. (healthtestingcenters.com)
- Most cases of sickle cell anemia cannot be cured, but blood and marrow stem cell transplants have been successful at doing so in a small number of people. (healthday.com)
- A sibling donor is normally necessary in sickle-cell transplants to ensure that the patient doesn't reject the new marrow. (dailypress.com)
- There is still no cure, except through stem-cell transplants in some cases, but effective treatments can mitigate pain and prolong life. (nytimes.com)
- People with sickle cell anemia can also experience complications from impaired blood circulation and infection-fighting problems. (rchsd.org)
- People with sickle cell anemia inherit a defective type of hemoglobin. (harvard.edu)
- People with sickle cell anemia can take a number of steps to manage their condition and help reduce symptoms. (healthcommunities.com)
- LVMH has been actively involved in the fight against sickle cell anemia since 2011, providing support for teams at Robert Debré Hospital in Paris. (lvmh.com)
- The event raises funds for the fight against sickle cell anemia, a concrete example of the Group's commitment to social responsibility. (lvmh.com)
- People with sickle cell anaemia need ongoing treatment to avoid or manage episodes of pain and reduce their chances of infection. (healthdirect.gov.au)
- If you need surgery, it's important to tell your surgeon and anaesthetist about your sickle cell anaemia, as anaesthetics can cause problems, such as pain episodes. (healthdirect.gov.au)
- The rationale for the use of urea in treating or preventing sickle cell vaso-occlusive episodes is based on Murayama's hypothesis that hemoglobin S molecules, when deoxygenated, polymerize by means of hydrophobic interaction to form microfilaments and microcables which result in distortion of the red cell (Murayama, 1971). (springer.com)