Sickle Cell Disease: Be In The Know

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What do we know about heredity and sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. Approximately 100,000 Americans have the disease. In the United States, sickle cell disease is most prevalent among African Americans. About one in 12 African Americans and …

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Sickle Cell in the Emergency Department

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Children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) often require care in the emergency department (ED) for health issues, such as severe SCD-related pain. Before you find yourself in the ED, work with your regular doctor to create a pain management plan and make sure it is entered into your …

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