Sickle cell anemia

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

A chronic, inherited anemia in which the shape of a large proportion of red blood cells tend to be mishapen or sickled. Sickle cell anemia is characterized by crises of joint pain, blood clotting and fever as well as chronic anemia, lethargy, weakness and an enlarged spleen.

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