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Sickle cell anemia

Other Names for this Disease
  • HbS disease
  • Hemoglobin S Disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Sickling disorder due to hemoglobin S
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  • I heard it is possible to diagnose sickle cell disease during pregnancy. If true how soon in the pregnancy can this diagnosis be made?  More importantly is there a way to treat the disease should it be diagnosed during pregnancy? Click here for answer

  • My parter and I are both AS (sickle cell carriers) and we intend to get married. How can we avert giving birth to a SS child? How early can the amniocentesis test be conducted during pregnancy? With the IVF method can the genotype be detected before the woman gets pregnant? Click here for answer

  • My partner and I both have sickle cell trait and are planning to have a baby. During the pregnancy, are there any tests that could tell us whether the baby will have sickle cell anemia?  Is there a way to make sure that we do not have a child with the condition? Click here for answer

  • Is it true that stem cell therapy is being used to treat sickle cell anemia? Click here for answer