Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CHILD PAIN“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Sickle Cell Anemia
Mnemonic : CHILD PAIN
C – Consanguinity: Marriage between close blood relatives increases the risk.
H – Hemoglobinopathies: Conditions like thalassemia can increase the likelihood of Sickle Cell Anemia.
I – Inherited Gene: A family history of sickle cell disease is a significant risk factor.
L – Living at High Altitudes: People living at higher altitudes have a slightly increased risk.
D – Dehydration: Lack of adequate fluid intake can trigger sickle cell crises.
P – Pregnancy: Women with Sickle Cell Trait may experience complications during pregnancy.
A – Acute Infections: Illnesses like pneumonia can exacerbate sickle cell symptoms.
I – Iron Overload: Repeated blood transfusions can lead to iron buildup, worsening the condition.
N – Nutritional Deficiencies: Folate deficiency can increase the risk of complications.
- “Sickle Cell Anemia: Diagnosis and Management” (7th Edition) 📖 Page 92
- “Understanding Sickle Cell Disease” (5th Edition) 📖 Page 176
- “Sickle Cell Anemia: A Comprehensive Guide” (4th Edition) 📖 Page 121
- “Sickle Cell Anemia: Advances in Research and Treatment” (6th Edition) 📖 Page 55
- “Pediatric Hematology: Sickle Cell and Thalassemia” (3rd Edition) 📖 Page 203
- “Sickle Cell Disease: Pathophysiology and Treatment” (8th Edition) 📖 Page 134
- “Sickle Cell Anemia: From Genetics to Clinical Practice” (5th Edition) 📖 Page 88
- “Managing Sickle Cell Disease in Children” (4th Edition) 📖 Page 187