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Sickled Blood Cell

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People with sickle cell disease, an inherited condition, have blood cells that can change form, turning from round into a "sickle" or crescent shape.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMartin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
Last RevisedOctober 1, 2012

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Last Updated: October 01, 2012
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