Children with sickle cell are likely to have other health problems

03/24/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A CDC study that evaluated data on black children with and without sickle cell disease found that the children with the disorder were more likely to suffer from anemia, allergies, headaches and intellectual disabilities, among other conditions. Parents of these children also said they encounter difficulties when making medical appointments during episodes of severe pain and tend to have long waits at physicians' offices.

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