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Other Names for Sickle Cell Anemia

  • HbS disease
  • Hemoglobin S disease
  • Hemoglobin SS disease
  • Sickle cell disease (a broad term that includes sickle cell anemia)
  • Sickle cell disorders (a broad group of conditions that includes sickle cell anemia)
  • Sickling disorder due to hemoglobin S
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Sickle Cell Anemia in the News

September 9, 2014
NIH-convened panel recommends expanded adoption of drug and transfusion treatments for individuals with sickle cell disease
An expert panel has recommended expanded adoption of the drug hydroxyurea for the care of people with sickle cell disease, according to a report issued today. The report also suggests that clinicians give periodic blood transfusions to children with the disease to reduce stroke risk. According to the panel, both treatments are underutilized.

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