Flashcards in Sickle Cell Anemia Deck (10)
Is this autosomal trait recessive or dominant?
Recessive; most commonly seen in African Americans
How is this condition inherited?
A child receives the gene from both parents.
How long do sickled RBCs live compared to normal RBCs?
6-20 days; normal is 120
What does this put the patient at risk for?
What test determines sickle cell anemia?
Hemoglobin - shows anemia
Sickle testing of blood
The acute exacerbation of sickle cell anemia is called ____ ____ ____
Sickle cell crisis or vaso-occlusive crisis
The most common cause is ______
This causes the sickled blood to do what?
How do you treat a sickle cell crisis?
Hydrate with oral and IV fluids, give 02 to increase tissue perfusion; a blood transfusion may be needed;
give pain meds - very painful