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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 ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMartin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology