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Glossary for Acute complications of sickle cell disease in childhood

Medical terms related to Acute complications of sickle cell disease in childhood or mentioned in this section include:

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  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Abnormal Babinski's reflex: Babinski's reflex is the fanning out of the toes and extension of the great toe when the sole of the foot is stroked hard.
  • Abnormal rigidity: rigidity describes an increase in muscle tone, leading to a resistance to passive movement throughout the range of motion
  • Acquired mental impairment: Acquired impairment of cognitive functions of the brain.
  • Acute Alzheimers-like symptoms: symptoms such as dementia
  • Acute CNS degeneration: Sudden loss of function of the brain cells.
  • Acute complications of sickle cell disease in adolescents:
  • Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
  • Childhood conditions: Any conditions affecting children.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Priapism: Sustained erection that lasts longer than 4 hours.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.

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