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Sickle Cell Anemia complications
Sickle Cell Anemia

Complications could include:

  • Acute chest syndrome
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Priapism
  • Blindness
  • Gallstones
  • Splenic Infarction
  • Bone Infection
  • Hemolytic Crisis
  • Destruction of joints
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Splenic sequestration
  • Aplastic crisis
  • Gall Bladder Inflammation
  • Pseudobulbar palsy is an inability to control the muscles in the face. It can have a large impact on a person's ability to speak.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel. Learn the signs of a stroke, and the importance of getting treatment q...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sixth nerve palsy is a disorder affecting the sixth nerve, which supplies the lateral rectus muscle.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stroke (a "brain attack") is a medical emergency in which part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged and brain cells begin to die.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blindness is the inability to see things. You can experience partial or complete blindness. Learn about the causes and treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
    Source:HLCMS
  • When an infant is born prematurely, the lungs may not have time to fully develop. This can lead to a variety of immediate breathing disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your body becomes overloaded with toxins if your kidneys can't do their regular job. This can lead to kidney failure and even be life-threatening.
    Source:HLCMS
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