sickle-cell disease

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Related to sickle-cell disease: cystic fibrosis, Sickle cell crisis
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Noun1.sickle-cell disease - 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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The contract is intended to deal with sickle-cell disease.
Decreased RBC's elasticity is central to the pathophysiology of sickle-cell disease.
Sickle-cell disease is a hereditary blood disorder that affects red blood cells which can lead to life-threatening complications and a life expectancy of 20-30 years less than those that are not affected.
Osteomyelitis in patients who have sickle-cell disease.
Over the years, there have been case reports of sudden death during physical exertion in young adults with sickle-cell disease.
Children with sickle-cell disease face an unusually high risk from infection by the H1N1 flu virus, scientists reported December 6.
9) Tionne ``T-Boz'' Watkins of the group TLC makes herself available to speak to high schools and colleges on the affects of sickle-cell disease.
He altered its genes (chemical instructions that, influence how certain characteristics develop) so the rodent would carry human sickle-cell disease.