A 6-year-old child suffering from sickle cell.
is just 6 year old and suffering from sickle cell.
give me guidance or any information for total cure of this.
cell anemia, sickle cell disease or drepanocitosis is a hemoglobinopathy,
a disease that affects hemoglobin, a protein that is part of red blood
cells and is responsible for oxygen transport.
from bone marrow transplant, there is no known cure for sickle cell
anemia. Bone marrow transplantation is a complex procedure and is
not an option for everyone, at least for now.
transplant, the child needs a compatible bone marrow donor with a
low risk of rejection. Still, there are significant risks in the procedure
and there is always the risk of rejection.
without a cure, children with sickle cell anemia may have a relatively
may help to prevent serious infections caused by pneumococcus, the
bacteria that most commonly cause sepsis (a severe blood infection),
meningitis and pneumonia.
with sickle cell anemia usually require two daily doses of penicillin,
until they are at least 5 years of age.
doctors also prescribe daily vitamin supplements to children with
sickle cell anemia. Folic acid in particular can help to produce new
red blood cells.
children with sickle cell anemia who develop severe complications
such as acute chest syndrome, severe anemia, or stroke, they may receive
transfusions of red cells.
is a relatively new drug for patients with sickle cell anemia, although
its use in children is still under study.
increases fetal hemoglobin percentage, which interferes with the process
of deformation of red blood cells making them more rigid. This effect
helps to reduce the number and intensity of painful episodes and other
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