decrease the frequency of pain episodes transfusion requirements and the risk

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decrease the frequency of pain episodes, transfusion requirements and the risk of acute chest syndrome ( Lanzkron, S., 2019). L-glutamine may also be considered in patients older than 5 years who cannot take hydroxyurea or those that continue to have pain while on it. Another common treatment option is repeated simple blood transfusion to maintain HbS less than 30 percent ( Lanzkron, S., 2019). Other actions that can be taken by Miah’s parents are the use of NSAIDs for mild pain, the use of heating pads, opioids for moderate to severe pain, and antibiotics if there is evidence of infection. If Miah unfortunately continues with severe complications of her sickle cell anemia or if she is unresponsive to all the previously mentioned treatment options, a bone marrow transplant may be considered. Reference: Committee on Genetics. (2002, March 01). Health Supervision for Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Retrieved May 31, 2019, from Diagnosing Sickle Cell. (n.d.). Retrieved May 31, 2019, from Kent, P., Boyd, K., Michael, J., & Szabo, G. (2019). I-Human: Miah Zavarro. Retrevied from Lanzkron, S. (2019, April). Sickle cell anemia. Retrieved June 1, 2019, from
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