Leg ulcer in Sickle Cell Disorder

LEG ULCER IN SICKLE CELL DISORDER  

Leg ulcers are one of the most debilitating and stigmatizing complications of sickle cell disorder occurring in one ankle or both and can remain unhealed for several years. They are very painful, render the patients incapacitated, sometimes confined indoors and preclude them from leading normal, productive lives. continue reading →


Bone Marrow Transplantation as a Cure for Sickle Cell Disorder

This discussion is addressing Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) because we have been receiving a flood of inquiries about CURE FOR SICKLE CELL. At present, the cure there is for sickle cell is Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT). This provides information you may wish to know about BMT.

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QUESTION: Is there a CURE for SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA (Haemoglobin SS)?

ANSWER: YES, there is a cure for sickle cell in the form of Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT). BMT for sickle cell has been around since the late 1980’s – although still not widely available. continue reading →


Prenatal Diagnosis

What, Where and When

This is a test that can be done on the baby before it is born to see whether it is affected by a particular disease or not. If it is affected, the couple may decide to terminate the pregnancy and try again for an unaffected child or may choose to continue with the pregnancy and prepare their minds for its birth. If the baby is not affected, then the pregnancy can continue normally.

Remember that, for most couples at risk for sickle cell anaemia (e.g. AS x AS) there is a 3 out of 4 chance of a healthy child in each pregnancy continue normally after the test. continue reading →