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The lungs and sickle cell

For most people a painful crisis is the usual problem in sickle cell. Crises occur again and again and are the most frequent reason for admission to hospital. The underlying reason for a painful crisis is blockage of small blood … Continue reading

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Making sense of blood tests, scans and x-rays

Whenever you see your doctor or visit the hospital you may have various tests, scans and measurements taken. It is an unusual visit if you do not have at least a blood test. What do these tests mean and why … Continue reading

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