Sickle Cell Causes “Silent Strokes” In Children

St Lucia, Canaries, close-up of two schoolgirls one smiling and the other with her hands covering her face( – It is estimated that sickle cell disease occurs among about 1 out of every 500 African-American births. Children with sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder, who also have high blood pressure and/or anemia are at increased risk for so-called “silent strokes,” according to a new study.