More About Sickle Cell Disease

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There are several types of sickle cell disease, the most common being sickle cell anemia (Hb SS Disease). Other types of sickle cell disease are caused by different variations in hemoglobin that in combination with hemoglobin S may cause problems. 

Sickle Cell Anemia

Other Types of Sickle Cell Disease

Hemoglobin Sickle C Disease

Sickle Beta Zero Thalassemia

Sickle Beta+ Thalassemia

Potential Complications Related to Sickle Cell Disease
 Acute chest syndrome
 Aplastic crisis
 Pain in the child with sickle cell disease
 Pneumococcal infection and penicillin
 Sickle cell anemia and stroke
 Splenic sequestration crisis 

Sickle Cell Resources 

View sickle cell resources including consultant and provider lists, educational information and videos, direct service and support organizations as well as other information.

Other Hemoglobin Disorders

Hemoglobin disorders (also known as hemoglobinopathies) are rare blood conditions that affect a person’s hemoglobin which is the protein in the blood that carries oxygen.