Sickle Anemia Research Paper

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MeniscocyLosis (Sickle Cell Anemia) The severe pain in the patient’s joint were described as being on fire times 100. She was fatigued and could barely move. As a result of this erratic unbalanced physical condition, the patient came into the hospital emergency last month complaining of abdominal pain along with spiking body temperatures ranging between 99.0 to 102.0 degrees Fahrenheit. This recent problematic condition is new. Reading through the patient’s records, it was discovered that she came the month before with a chronic infection which was treated with the strongest doses of penicillin allowing the patient to recover within ten to fifteen days. Subsequently, symptoms were recurring every 15-20 days. Furthermore, it seemed as if the patient’s extremities, especially her hands and feet also were painfully swollen. The patient’s profile could be described as her being of mixed race. Her mother was from West Africa and her father was from Greece. The patient had dirty red hair like her father with his deep set hazel eyes. She also was short in stature with a dazed far…show more content…
The child in turn either becomes affected with the disease or becomes a carrier of the trait. So, it is genetically transmittable. The disease is caused by normal red blood cells malformations into donut, elongate shaped blood cells that is not getting/keeping normal red blood cells because of lack of oxygen. Hence, the sickle shapes of the red blood cells. Sickle cell anemia is further triggered by a transmutation in the gene that tells your body to make hemoglobin, the red, iron-rich compound that gives blood its red color. Hemoglobin allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body. In MeniscocyLosis, another name for Sickle Cell Anemia, the abnormal hemoglobin causes red blood cells to become rigid, sticky and

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