Sickle Cell Disease Term Paper by cee-cee

Sickle Cell Disease
An overview of the management and treatment of patients with sickle cell disease.
# 110834 | 2,100 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses sickle cell disease as a severely debilitating genetic disorder that has no real cure except for the risky bone marrow transplantation. The paper notes that pharmacological interventions are thus largely focused on symptomatic management and in reducing the discomfort and pain for the patient. The paper discusses the severe psychosocial issues associated with the disease and vocational rehabilitation management of the disease. The paper notes that providing proper counseling and supportive therapy is essential in order to improve the quality of life for the affected individual.

Sickle Cell Disease Etiology
Treatment Methods
Erythropoietin and Nitric Oxide
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Gene Therapy
Psychosocial Implications

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CDC, 'Sickle Cell Disease', retrieved on Feb 10th 2008, from
  • Allan Platt, 'Emergency Management of Sickle cell Disease', Retrieved on Feb 10th 2008, from,
  • Nemours Foundation, "Sickle Cell Disease', Retrieved on Feb 10th 2008, from
  • Doris L. Wethers, M.D, (2000), 'Sickle Cell Disease in childhood', Published by American Family Physician, Retrieved on Feb 10th 2008, from,
  • SCDAA, (2005) 'What is Sickle Cell Disease', Retrieved on Feb 12th 2008, from,

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Sickle Cell Disease (2009, January 01) Retrieved February 23, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Sickle Cell Disease" 01 January 2009. Web. 23 February. 2024. <>