MYTHS & FACTS… About sickle-cell disease

December 2005 
Volume 35  Number 12
Pages 27 - 27
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MYTH: Anemia is the only serious complication of sickle-cell disease.

FACT: Although anemia is a common complication of sickle-cell disease (a group of inherited blood disorders that cause the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin), patients may have many other serious complications.

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