Sickle Cell Disease: Tips for Transitioning Care

 
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sickle-cell-disease-tips-for-transitioning-careSickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic, genetic blood disorder which causes painful attacks (sickle cell crises) that can be difficult for patients to manage. Patients with SCD over their lifetime can have problems which affect practically every part of the body.
Dr. Amy Sobota discusses SCD, diagnosis, genetic traits, treatments available, and how important pediatricians and specialists are to the transition from pediatric to adult care for patient with Sickle Cell Disease.

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