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    Sickled Blood Cell

    Sickled Blood Cell

    Normal blood cell and 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.

    By Healthwise Staff
    E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
    Last Revised October 1, 2012

    Last Revised: October 1, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology

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