Dear Nurses

Friday, October 10, 2008

SIMPLIFYING SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

Sickle cell anemia is a form of anemia in which the red blood cells are shaped like a sickle. This results in the red blood cells clumping and having great difficulty flowing through the blood vessels.
Some patients experience *sickle cell crisis. Conditions such as stroke symptoms or ischemic
chest pain may result from the lack of oxygen.
*Chapter 13 Anemias

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