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Global child health: Sickle Cell disease in Kenya

Global child health: Sickle Cell disease in Kenya

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a gene disorder causing a debilitating syndrome. Recently, population migration has meant that SCD now has a worldwide distribution and that a substantial number of children are born with the condition in higher-income areas, including large parts of Europe and North and South America.

ADC Global Health editor Nick Brown talks to co author Thomas Williams about the biology of the disease, this new global spread and the burden of SCD in resource-poor countries.

Read the full paper: http://bmj.co/1Hq2L3h

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