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Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

by Brian Alverson, MD
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    The lecture Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Pediatric Hematology.


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    1. Pain crises are almost half of that in hemoglobin SS disease
    2. A lower incidence of retinopathy than hemoglobin SS disease patients
    3. A similar life expectancy as hemoglobin SS disease patients
    4. A similar risk of chronic problems as hemoglobin SS disease patients
    5. No risk for acute chest syndrome
    1. Point mutation in codon 6 of beta globin gene on chr 11
    2. Point mutation in codon 8 of beta globin gene on chr 11
    3. Point mutation in codon 6 of alpha globin gene on chr 11
    4. It is an autosomal dominant disease
    5. HbAS develops a full blown disease
    1. Hispanic Americans
    2. African Americans
    3. India
    4. Greece
    5. Caribbean
    1. HbSC disease: longer life expectancy
    2. HbSC disease has a higher risk of chronic issues
    3. HbC: higher incidence of retinopathy
    4. HbSC: 80 % as HbSS
    5. HbSC: 50 % as HbC

    Author of lecture Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD


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