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Treatments

Treatment usually includes a folic acid supplementation . Updating the immunization schedule ( pneumococcal , hepatitis B , influenza , etc.) and screening for complications are essential.

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Management of the disease

In 1990, the sickle cell disease was recognized by the sanitary departmental authorities, the priority of Public health and a program of all inclusive of care was set up under the responsibility of the first French-speaking integrated(joined) center for the sickle cell disease: the Center joined by the Sickle cell disease of Guadeloupe ( CIDG) […]

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Transmission

It is an autosomal recessive disease , that is to say, for the disease to appear , two copies of the mutated gene must be transmitted , one from the mother and one from the father. A child with two copies of the mutation is called homozygous SS.

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The Disease

The sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder caused by an abnormality of hemoglobin (Hb), the mutation in cause having been inherited at the same time from the father and from the mother. Hemoglobinopathies, mainly thalassemia and sickle cell disease are observed worldwide.

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