Impact of Sickle Cell Anemia of Child on Family

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Impact of Sickle Cell Anemia of Child on Family
Introduction
Sickle cell anemia (which, for purposes of this essay, will be taken to be coterminous with sickle cell disease, or SCD, as a whole) is a disorder of red blood cells that can cause various insults to the body, ranging from organ damage to jaundice, high blood pressure, and chronic pain. Sickle cell anemia is a trait that is inherited, and occurs most frequently in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of the Mediterranean.
The family of a child with sickle cell anemia must endure a great deal of stress. Children with sickle cell anemia encounter a wide range of medical difficulties, compromising their quality of life and obliging them to spend a great deal of time in...
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