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Table Of Contents

BLOOD
COMPOSITION OF BLOOD
Blood vessel with blood cells
Tigh bone with marrow
BLOOD CIRCULATION
Blood circulation
Normal red cell-shaped like a disc
HAEMOGLOBIN
SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Sickle cell
DEHYDRATION
Giving fuids by mouth to sick person
GENETICS AND INHERITANCE
How Genes Transmit Te Characteristics
Gene Transmission Black and White
Gene transmission Hb AA and AA
Gene transmission AA and SS
SICKLE CELL TRAIT
Gene Transmission AS and AS
Vessel with fow of normal blood cells
Vessel blocked with sickle cells
Paralysed boy- result of stroke
Tummy aches
Girl with tummy pain
Girl with hip pain
Internal organs
Enlarged spleen
DIAGNOSIS AND BLOOD TESTS
GENETIC COUNSELLING
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CAUSATION
MANAGEMENT
Nurse immunising child
MEDICINES
EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING
Classroom scene-unwell child
BLOOD TRANSFUSION
Blood transfusion
Blood group
Sickle cell Anaemia and blood transfusion
SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Surgical Operations
Surgical operation
Anaesthesia
Air travel
Air Travel
MALARIA
Mosquito
Sickle Cell and Contraception
EMERGENCY-WHEN TO CALL FOR MEDICAL HELP
Screening
Pregnancy in Sickle cell trait
Sickle cell trait and Life Insurance
Sickle cell trait and jobs
Marriage
OTHER HAEMOGLOBINS
Party scene
Drinking at a club
RESEARCH
SOME GENERAL INFORMATION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INDEX
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Sickle Cell Simply Explained

Sickle Cell Simply Explained

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Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disease world-wide. For a person to suffer the disease, he or she has to inherit the faulty gene from each parent. It affects millions of people in the world. It is a chronic illness of serious proportions. Medical, psychological and socioeconomic consequences place a great burden on sufferers and their Carers. In the past sufferers of sickle cell anaemia survived for a few years only.

When only one sickle cell gene is inherited by a person with normal haemoglobin, the condition is referred to as the carrier state or the trait. Individuals with the trait have no medical problems under normal conditions of life. This is how the gene has been able to survive and be passed on from generation to generation. The trait can thus have serious implications for marriage and childbearing. It is therefore, imperative for people intending to have children to know about it in order to help prevent the disease. Sickle cell disease which was once thought to be restricted to only a few areas, especially among Black people, is now known to be world-wide. It has been described as a world – health problem.

This book provides information in an easily readable format for everybody to understand sickle cell and its related conditions. There is the need for greater awareness and knowledge of the disease and the trait to avoid confusion, misunderstanding and myths, which hamper their proper management and prevention. At present there is no readily available cure for sickle cell disease. However, with proper management of the many ill-effects of the disease, sufferers can be assisted to live comfortable lives and for many years. Life-style measures are paramount and are referred to in some detail in the book. It is a great resource.
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disease world-wide. For a person to suffer the disease, he or she has to inherit the faulty gene from each parent. It affects millions of people in the world. It is a chronic illness of serious proportions. Medical, psychological and socioeconomic consequences place a great burden on sufferers and their Carers. In the past sufferers of sickle cell anaemia survived for a few years only.

When only one sickle cell gene is inherited by a person with normal haemoglobin, the condition is referred to as the carrier state or the trait. Individuals with the trait have no medical problems under normal conditions of life. This is how the gene has been able to survive and be passed on from generation to generation. The trait can thus have serious implications for marriage and childbearing. It is therefore, imperative for people intending to have children to know about it in order to help prevent the disease. Sickle cell disease which was once thought to be restricted to only a few areas, especially among Black people, is now known to be world-wide. It has been described as a world – health problem.

This book provides information in an easily readable format for everybody to understand sickle cell and its related conditions. There is the need for greater awareness and knowledge of the disease and the trait to avoid confusion, misunderstanding and myths, which hamper their proper management and prevention. At present there is no readily available cure for sickle cell disease. However, with proper management of the many ill-effects of the disease, sufferers can be assisted to live comfortable lives and for many years. Life-style measures are paramount and are referred to in some detail in the book. It is a great resource.

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