Sickled red blood cells

Sickled red blood cells

Inside view of red blood cells in blood vessel, with close-up of normal and sickled red blood cells

People with sickle cell disease, an inherited condition, have red blood cells that can change form. The red blood cells can change from round into a "sickle" or crescent shape.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Martin H. Steinberg, MD - Hematology

Current as ofMay 7, 2018

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