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Sickle Cell Disease

In 1910, Dr. James B. Herrick published Western medical literature's first description of a person with sickle cell disease. Soon, other physicians reported patients with similar symptoms and confirmed the char… (See Below for Full Description)
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In 1910, Dr. James B. Herrick published Western medical literature's first description of a person with sickle cell disease. Soon, other physicians reported patients with similar symptoms and confirmed the characteristic feature of the disease: elongated red blood cells. In 1922, the peculiar shape of the cells inspired the official name for the disorder. Within 30 years, scientists had learned about the cause of sickle cell disease—an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Sickle Cell Disease explores the scientific discoveries that led to an understanding of the genetic basis of the disease, explaining how a single mutation in hemoglobin multiplies into the many symptoms of sickle cell disease. Also investigated are treatments that help individuals manage sickle cell disease symptoms, and how gene therapy and stem cell therapy may one day lead to a cure for the disease.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9587-4
ISBN-10 791095878
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1812-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Genes and Disease
Author Phill Jones
Publication Date 9/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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