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Glossary for Chronic complications of sickle cell disease in adolescents

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

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Adolescent conditions: Symptoms that are evident due to puberty
  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Chronic complications of sickle cell disease in childhood:
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Jaundice: yellowish discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane
  • Leg ulcers: Ulcers or sores on the legs.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Proteinuria: Excessive protein excreted in urine.
  • Pulmonary hypertension: The occurrence of hypertension the blood vessels of the lungs
  • 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.
  • Splenomegaly: The normal spleen is usually not palpable. The spleen moves with respiratory patterns and may only be palpable at the end of inspiration

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