Sickle Cell Disease Directory
Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder. People with sickle cell disease can have abnormally shaped red blood cells. The misshapen cells can get stuck in blood vessels, blocking blood flow and causing problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why sickle cell disease occurs, what sickle-shaped cells look like, complications of sickle cell disease, and much more.
What Is a Sickle Cell Crisis? What Causes It?
Sickle cell crisis can be very painful and you never know when it might come on. Learn the symptoms, what to do when you have a crisis, and how you can help prevent it.
What is Sickle Cell Disease?
Sickle cell disease is the most common blood disorder passed down from parents to children. Learn how a gene mutation causes it.
Do I Have the Sickle Cell Trait?
The sickle cell trait is passed down through families. Learn how you inherited this trait and how it differs from sickle cell disease.
Other Health Problems That Sickle Cell Disease Causes
Sickle cell disease can cause other health problems. Learn how to treat and prevent these complications.