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    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

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More About Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell: About  ·  Trait  ·  Resources  

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

Talasemia Falciforme Beta Cero (Español)

Sickle Beta+ Thalassemia

Potential Complications Related to Sickle Cell Disease
 Complication (English)  Complicación (Español)
 Acute chest syndrome Síndrome de pecho
 Aplastic crisis Crisis aplástica 
 Pain in the child with sickle cell disease Dolor en el niño con enfermedad de célula falciforme
 Pneumococcal infection and penicillin Infección neumocócica y penicilina
 Priapism Priapismo
 Sickle cell anemia and stroke Anemia de célula falciforme y ataques
 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.


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Last updated August 20, 2019