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Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease
There are no treatments to cure sickle cell disease. Instead, treatment is aimed at managing the various symptoms in an effort to minimize complications. The goals of treatment include:
New treatments under investigation include:
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America website. Available at: http://www.sicklecelldisease.org.
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Last reviewed August 2013 by Michael Woods, MD
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