sickle-cell anaemia


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sickle-cell anaemia

n
(Pathology) a hereditary haemolytic anaemia, occurring in Black populations, and caused by mutant haemoglobin. The red blood cells become sickle-shaped. It is characterized by fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, leg ulcers, etc
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Noun1.sickle-cell anaemia - a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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Translations

sickle-cell anaemia

sickle-cell anemia (US) [ˈsɪklˌseləˈniːmɪə] Nanemia f de células falciformes, drepanocitosis f
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sickle-cell anaemia

, (US) sickle-cell anemia
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sickle-cell anaemia

[ˌsɪklsɛləˈniːmɪə] nanemia falciforme
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References in periodicals archive ?
Sickle-cell anaemia is an inherited condition caused by an abnormal form of haemoglobin in the blood and is more common in people of African descent.
There are, however, no firm data on the survival of patients with sickle-cell anaemia on the African continent.
STAFF at a government health centre have been accused of negligence after allegedly failing to properly diagnose a woman who later died of sickle-cell anaemia. Ali Ahmed Nasser said his wife Satika Abdulwahab was not referred to Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) in time, despite having low blood pressure.