Sickle Cell Disease is an encompassing term used to describe types of sickle cell conditions. We break down the four main types of Sickle Cell and their severity. Also, learn how sickle cell disease is diagnosed, the symptoms, and the available treatment options.

If your newborn or young child has been diagnosed with sickle cell disease, you likely have a lot of questions. The good news is that, with the proper care, many children with sickle cell live long, healthy lives. Many take part in the same activities other children enjoy, including sports.

Early treatment is essential. Although sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, we’re the only hospital in Arkansas to diagnose, evaluate and treat children who have sickle cell disease. Your child is in good hands here at Arkansas Children’s.

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