Comprehensive Management of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
According to the CDC, SCD is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. SCD is a group of inherited red-blood-cell disorders, wherein the red blood cells become hard and sticky C-shaped cells. These cells cause vaso-occlusive phenomena that result in painful episodes and a variety of serious organ system complications that can lead to lifelong disabilities and/or early death. Historically, the disease was considered fatal for infants and children, but with comprehensive care, immunizations, antibiotics, and more rapid treatment of complications, the disease has shifted from a fatal pediatric illness to a chronic disease associated with ongoing therapy and management.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Differentiate sickle cell trait from SCD
- List the complications associated with SCD
- State the therapies included in the comprehensive care for SCD
Lanetta Jordan, MD, MPH, MSPH
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Division of Health Services Research and Policy
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
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