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Sickle cell anemia

Disease definition

Sickle cell anemias are chronic hemolytic diseases that may induce three types of acute accidents: severe anemia, severe bacterial infections, and ischemic vasoocclusive accidents (VOA) caused by sickle-shaped red blood cells obstructing small blood vessels and capillaries. Many diverse complications can occur.

ORPHA:232

  • Synonym(s):
    • Sickle cell disease
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: D57.0  D57.1  D57.2
  • OMIM: 603903
  • UMLS: C0002895
  • MeSH: D000755
  • GARD: 8614
  • MedDRA: 10040641

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