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What is the most severe type of sickle cell disease (SCD)?

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Hemoglobin SS, also called sickle cell anemia, is usually the most severe type of the disorder.

From: What is Sickle Cell Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Human Genome Research Institute: “Learning About Sickle Cell Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sickle Cell Anemia,” “How is Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosed?”

Mayo Clinic: “Sickle Cell Anemia.”

CDC: “Facts About Sickle Cell Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 18, 2017

SOURCES:

National Human Genome Research Institute: “Learning About Sickle Cell Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sickle Cell Anemia,” “How is Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosed?”

Mayo Clinic: “Sickle Cell Anemia.”

CDC: “Facts About Sickle Cell Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 18, 2017

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