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Females with sickle cell anemia maintain a lower average height and weight than those females with normal hemoglobin. This lower than average height and weight continues until late adolescence.

Puberty is usually delayed by several years. Menarche (beginning of the menstrual period) is also delayed. It is important to reassure the adolescent that she will eventually catch up with her peers.

 

Males with sickle cell anemia maintain a lower average height and weight than those males with normal hemoglobin. This lower than average height and weight continues until late adolescence.

Puberty is usually delayed by several years. It is important to reassure the adolescent that he will eventually catch up with his peers.

 

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Origin and Distribution of Sickle Cell Disease, Genetics, Sickle Red Blood Cells, Infections ,Splenic Sequestration, Pain, Chest Syndrome, Aplastic Crisis, Strokes, Gall Stones and Jaundice, Growth and Development, Retinopathy, Priapism

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 14:52
 
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