Caring For Your Child With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Sickle cell anemia is a common condition of the blood caused by a deformity in red blood cells that reduces the amount of oxygen supplied to it. This condition is common in African Americans and can cause major complications in those who are afflicted. Early signs of sickle cell anemia can be seen in a child as young as four months old, and should be taken seriously as this condition can cause great sickness or even death if not monitored.  There are several things that a parent raising a child with sickle cell anemia should be made aware of to maintain optimum health for his/her child, but we have laid out five basic tips that every parent should know.

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