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Sickle cell disease, which is sometimes known as sickle cell anemia or drepanocytosis is a genetic blood disorder in which red blood cells fare shaped in the shape of a sickle and are rigid. This rigidity results in numerous complications, including very short life expectancy, 42 to 48 years. Patients of this disorder are usually from Sub-Saharan African descent r those from tropical and subtropical regions of the world where malaria is prevalent.

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