The effects of Sickle Cell Disease vary greatly from one person to the next. Some affected children and adults are frequently hospitalized.
Some common problems seen in Sickle Cell disease include the following: infections, pain episodes, hand-foot syndrome, strokes, acute chest syndrome, vision problems, etc.
If both parents have Sickle Cell Anemia, then there is a 100% chance an unborn child will have it.
If one parent has Sickle Cell Anemia and the other parent has Sickle Cell Trait, then there is a 50% chance that their unborn child will have Sickle Cell Anemia.
If both parents have Sickle Cell Trait, there is a 25% chance that their unborn child will have Sickle Cell Anemia.
About 1 out of 375 African Americans has Sickle Cell Disease.
Approximately, 80,000 people in the USA suffer with Sickle Cell Disease.
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