Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CHILD PAIN to remember about the Risk Factors For Sickle Cell Anemia


⚡Mnemonic⚡: Risk Factors For Sickle Cell Anemia

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

Dr. Arin Nandi

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