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Sickle cell disease: signs, symptoms and latest treatments

How new drug crizanlizumab will improve quality of life for patients, and could cut emergency admissions resulting from sickle cell crisis, say experts

How new drug crizanlizumab will improve quality of life for patients, and could cut emergency admissions resulting from sickle cell crisis, say experts

Thousands of patients with sickle cell disease in England are to have access to a ‘revolutionary’ treatment for sickle cell disease over the next three years.

Here, we look at the signs and symptoms of sickle cell disease, calls for greater awareness of the condition among nurses and other healthcare staff, and new treatment options.

What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that alter the haemoglobin in red blood cells, affecting an estimated 15,000 people in the UK , according to the Sickle Cell Society. The changes it causes

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