What you should know about sickle cell disease and pregnancy
Corporate Authors:National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Division of Blood Disorders.
Description:Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition that is present at birth. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. A person with SCD can pass the disease on to his or her children.
Sickle cell trait (SCT) is not a disease, but means that a person has inherited the sickle cell gene from one of his or her parents. People with SCT usually do not have any of the symptoms of SCD and live a normal life, but they can pass the sickle cell gene on to their children.
• When both parents have SCT, they have a 25% chance of having a child with SCD with every pregnancy.
• When both parents have SCT, they have a 50% chance of having a child with SCT with every pregnancy.
Publicatiion date from document properties.
Supporting Files:No Additional Files
You May Also Like: