sickle-cell anaemia


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Related to sickle-cell anaemia: Sickle cell crisis, sickle cell syndrome

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
Translations

sickle-cell anaemia

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

sickle-cell anaemia

, (US) sickle-cell anemia

sickle-cell anaemia

[ˌsɪklsɛləˈniːmɪə] nanemia falciforme
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.
That is, you have to carry a copy of an abnormal gene from each of your parents to have sickle-cell anaemia.
This means that in Nigeria alone, about 150,000 children are born annually with sickle-cell anaemia.