sickle-cell anemia


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Related to sickle-cell anemia: Tay-Sachs disease, hemophilia
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Britain has a considerable expertise gained from its hospitals experience with 20 cases of sickle-cell anemia patients from African origin over the past two decades.
A multi-disciplinary team of expert specialists has been tasked to follow-up medical treatment of cases of severe sickle-cell anemia patients.
The factory churns out Nicosan, the first non-toxic treatment for sickle-cell anemia, a disease that afflicts about 16 million individuals primarily of African descent worldwide.
Mix-match favoritism, called balancing selection, also shows up in sickle-cell anemia.
The new tools will be used to tackle major health problems including malaria, sickle-cell anemia, cancer of the liver and pancreas and cardiovascular disease.
Inhalation of nitric oxide gas may reverse the defect behind sickle-cell anemia, according to a preliminary report.
For people with blood disorders such as thalassemia or sickle-cell anemia, repeated blood transfusions become a part of life.
Stem cells taken from cord blood are used to treat a variety of cancers, such as Hodgkin's disease, as well as genetic diseases like sickle-cell anemia, and immune system disorders such as severe combined immunodeficiency disorder.
For example, having two mutant copies of a certain hemoglobin gene results in sickle-cell anemia, but possessing one mutant and one normal gene bestows resistance to malaria.