Point Mutation in Sickle Cell Anemia

Point Mutation in Sickle Cell Anemia - DNA & Cell...

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Point Mutation in Sickle Cell Anemia * The effects of sickle cell anemia vary from one person to another, ranging from mild to severe symptoms. However the basic problem is the same--the sickle cell shaped red blood cells block narrow blood vessels and impede the flow of blood. * Sickle Cell Crisis : Sickle cell crisis refers to a sudden increase of anemia, pain, fever, and sometimes shortness of breath. This is can be caused by anything that reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood, such as vigorous exercise, high altitudes, or illness. * Anemia : Because of the reduction in oxygen transport, people may feel fatigued, become pale or short of breath. * Pain : Pain can occur unpredictably in any body organ or joint, wherever the sickle shaped blood cells block oxygen flow to the tissues. Pain often occurs in the long bones and abdomen, sometimes severe enough to induce vomiting. * Jaundice
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