Children with sickle cell aneamia require adequate healthcare — Hematologist




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-A haematologist, Dr Fatai Bello, said on that children with sickle cell anaemia required sustained and adequate healthcare to live healthily and prevent complications associated with the .

Bello, works at the University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in .

“Sickle cell anaemia has a lot of complications if the child is not well managed, the child fall ill often, and the growth might be stunted, not grow as fast as colleagues of his age, recurrent infection, recurrent attack. [eap_ad_2] “Also there are some complications that come as the child is growing up, but all these complications be less if the child has adequate medical attention from the youngest possible age.

“If a child that has the HbSS like we call “sickler” in local parlance, and the child has fewer crises, less exposure to from mosquito bite, and is not dehydrated, but well-hydrated, often such child have a fewer of illnesses and fewer crises; the child will likely grow better if he or she doesn’t have those preventive measures.

“The child will have a healthier life, the organs will be protected, because of the absence of frequent crisis; therefore, the child has a better life span and a better outcome at the end of the day.”

Bello said that improper management of sickle cell anaemia could cause complications such as stunted growth, acute chest syndrome, organ damage, and stroke. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]