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About Sickle cell disease

Why Choose Us

  • Comprehensive care provided by knowledgeable and skilled experts
  • Expertise in managing and treating sickle cell disease
  • Dedicated team committed to delivering high-quality care.
  • Holistic approach to address various medical needs.
  • Accurate diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease.
  • Personalized treatment planning based on diagnostic results.
  • Access to social workers, genetic counselors, pain management specialists, and support staff.
  • Addressing emotional, financial, and social aspects of living with the condition.
  • Seamless coordination of care among different providers.
  • Emphasis on ongoing education and staying updated with the latest research.

Our Team of Experts

  • Dr. Rahul Bhargava
  • Dr. Vikas Dua
  • Dr. Meet Pritamchand Kumar
  • Dr. Pallavi Mehta


  • What is sickle cell disease?
    Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the shape and function of red blood cells. Instead of being round and flexible, the red blood cells are crescent-shaped and can become rigid and sticky. This can cause blockages in blood vessels, leading to various health complications.
  • How is sickle cell disease inherited?
    Sickle cell disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means that a person needs to inherit two abnormal copies of the hemoglobin gene (one from each parent) to have the disease. If a person inherits only one abnormal copy, they will have the sickle cell trait but not the disease itself.
  • What are the common symptoms of sickle cell disease?
    The symptoms of sickle cell disease can vary among individuals, but common symptoms include severe pain episodes known as "sickle cell crises," anaemia, fatigue, jaundice, and increased susceptibility to infections. Other complications can include organ damage, stroke, and delayed growth and development in children.
  • How is sickle cell disease diagnosed?
    Sickle cell disease can be diagnosed through various methods, including newborn screening tests, hemoglobin electrophoresis, and genetic testing. Newborn screening programs are available in many countries to identify infants with sickle cell disease early on, allowing for early intervention and management.
  • What are the treatment options for sickle cell disease?
    The treatment of sickle cell disease aims to manage symptoms, prevent complications, and improve quality of life. This can include medications to relieve pain, prevent infections, and manage complications like anaemia and organ damage. Blood transfusions, hydroxyurea therapy, and bone marrow transplant may also be considered in certain cases.
  • Can sickle cell disease be cured?
    Currently, there is no cure for sickle cell disease. However, advancements in medical care have significantly improved the prognosis and quality of life for individuals with the disease. Early diagnosis, regular medical care, and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
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