Hematology and Blood Disorders

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Mini Review - Hematology and Blood Disorders (2023) Volume 6, Issue 2

Challenges and Progress in Managing a Genetic Blood Disorder

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic blood disorder caused by a mutation in the hemoglobin gene. It affects millions of people worldwide and can cause a range of health problems, including anemia, pain, organ damage, and increased risk of infections. Treatment typically focuses on managing symptoms and preventing complications and on-going research offers hope for new treatments and potential cures. Public education and awareness campaigns are also important in addressing the challenges of sickle cell anemia. While there is still much to be done, with on-going research and improved access to care, it is possible to reduce the burden of this condition and improve the lives of those affected by it.

Author(s): Jocelyn Columbus

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