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Sickle Cell Anemia complications
Sickle Cell Anemia

Complications could include:

  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hemianopsia is a loss of vision in half of the visual field of one eye or both eyes. Common causes are stroke, brain tumor, and trauma to the brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pseudobulbar palsy is an inability to control the muscles in your face. Learn how it can affect your ability to speak, swallow, and control your moods.
    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
  • Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn more about lung development in infants and infant breathing disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
    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
  • Bacteria that enter the urethra are usually flushed out through urination. However, bacteria that aren't expelled out of the urethra can cause an infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.
    Source:HLCMS
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