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Sickle cell disease is caused by a mutation in which glutamine is replaced with valine at the sixth position of the beta globin gene (HBB) and is characterized by the production of sickled hemoglobin (HgS). As a result, patients are at an increased risk for complications associated with anemia and vaso-occlusion.CorrectIncorrect
Penicillin prophylaxis oral (125 mg for children younger than 3 years; 250 mg for children 3 years and older) twice daily until 5 years of age in all children with SCA to prevents pneumococcal sepsis.CorrectIncorrect
In sickle cell anemia, hydroxyurea decreases red blood cell (RBC) hemoglobin F levels, RBC water content, and increases adhesion of RBCs to endotheliumCorrectIncorrect