Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Sickle Cell Disease?

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD

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February 18, 2016

Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its variants are genetic disorders resulting from the presence of a mutated form of hemoglobin, hemoglobin S (HbS). The most common form of SCD found in North America is homozygous HbS disease (HbSS). SCD causes significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in people of African and Mediterranean ancestry. Morbidity, frequency of crisis, degree of anemia, and the organ systems involved vary considerably from individual to individual. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our quick quiz.

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