A possible cure for sickle cell? High-tech solution unlikely to help patients with limited access — ScienceDaily

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Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder where red blood cells become sickle/crescent shaped. It causes frequent infections, swelling in the hands and legs, pain, severe tiredness and delayed growth or puberty. Treatment typically focuses on controlling symptoms and may include pain medicines during crises; hydroxyurea to reduce the […]

Sickle cell disease treatment for young children expands

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One of the few medications for sickle cell disease is now available for children as young as 4 years old, a promising step toward expanding treatment options for a painful blood disorder that has historically been underfunded. Global Blood Therapeutics, a San Francisco-based pharmaceutical company, in mid-December received approval from […]

Could Gene Therapy Help Cure Sickle Cell Disease?

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By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A gene therapy that could provide a permanent cure for sickle cell disease continues to show success through a third wave of patients, researchers report. The therapy, LentiGlobin, restored normal blood function in 35 sickle cell patients who […]