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Genetics of Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke

  • Justin Nolte
  • Robert J. Adams
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Abstract

Sickle cell disease is a common worldwide disorder that can lead to stroke in affected individuals. This chapter describes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and genetics that contribute to the onset of this disorder. Evidence-based treatment recommendations are also given.

Keywords

Sickle Cell Disease Sickle Cell Disease Patient Secondary Stroke Prevention Acute Chest Syndrome Tumor Necrosis Factor Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurosciences, MUSC Stroke CenterMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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