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Recurring pain can be first sign of sickle cell disease

Recurring pain can be first sign of sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease causes progressive organ damage and episodes of severe pain and acute illness.

The event, the organisers said is aimed at creating awareness about sickle cell disorder, its prevention and management for senior secondary school students and residents of the territory.

The Governor said this in commemoration of the World Sickle Cell Day, noting that advancement in science has brought hope to sufferers of the diseases even as efforts need to be harmonised in deploying new techniques of treatments. But with sickle cell trait, a person has inherited one sickle cell gene and one normal gene.

The videos highlight efforts now underway in Ghana, a country with a high incidence of SCD, to help dispel myths and eliminate the stigma of the disease.

He also hailed the Premier's constant keenness to urge the media and the press to highlight sickle cell success stories to increase social awareness, stressing the importance of partnership with the media in combating the disease.

Al-Kadhem extended heartfelt thanks and appreciation to HRH Premier for his unwavering interest in sickle cell patients in Bahrain.

The TLC member has sickle cell anemia and has served as the spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, according to Biography. Sickle Cell disease is not contagious.

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The keynote speaker Dr Njelita Chkwudi, MD Rock Foundation Hospital, Awka, Anambra State, warned parents to seek medical attention to know their status before coming together, as sickle cell anaemia is transferable to children by both parents who carries the genre.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was organised by the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria in partnership with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company to commemorate the 2018 World Sickle Cell Day.

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"The drug also prevents stroke and cerebral neurological problem in sickle cell patients", he said. However, this is still a challenge across the country because the numbers of specialized sickle cell clinics is still low.

About the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition The mission of the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition (SCDC) (www.scdcoalition.org) is to amplify the voice of the SCD community, promote awareness, and improve outcomes for individuals with SCD.

Contributing, Dr Magdalene Odunvbun, a consultant paediatrician, advised parents and guardians of sickle cell patients to adopt adequate nutrition that could increase the quality of their lives.


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