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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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology

    Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016

    Current as of: February 5, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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