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Sickled Blood Cell

Normal blood cell and sickled blood cell

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People with sickle cell disease, an inherited condition, have blood cells that can change form, turning from round into a "sickle" or crescent shape.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
Last Revised October 1, 2012

Last Revised: October 1, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology

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