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Differentiating Sickle Anemia And Sickle Cell

Sickle cell trait patients have enough normal hemoglobin in their red blood cells to keep them healthy. . Even if a person does not have sickle cell disease, their red blood cells may contain a mixture of normal and faulty hemoglobin. The "sickle cell trait" is the name for this condition.

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People who have sickle cell traits, on the other hand, can pass the trait down genetically to their children. They rarely have sickle cell disease unless they are in extremely uncommon circumstances. They will have sickle cell trait if two people with sickle cell trait have children together.

If one parent has sickle cell disease and the other has sickle cell trait, their offspring have a 50% chance of being born with sickle cell disease. If both you and your partner have sickle cell characteristics, your child has a 25% risk of being born with sickle cell anemia. If only one of you has sickle cell trait, your child will not be born with sickle cell anemia, but there is a 50% chance that your child will be born with sickle cell trait.

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