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Hello Kellian. What a great discussion you have presented! According to Burns et al.
(2017), sickle cell anaemia is a disabling disease in children and adults. The symptoms of sickle
cell anaemia are multisystemic, necessitating close monitoring to reduce the occurrence of crises
and complications. SCA management in children, regardless of age, is complex and should
always be done in consultation with a haematologist. Hydration, pain management,
immunizations, antibiotic prophylaxis, folic acid supplementation, and stroke prevention are
important to care aspects. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen
are commonly prescribed for mild to moderate pain. Complete blood count (CBC) and
reticulocyte count should be checked every few months in children with SCA. Because the
bacterial infection is the leading cause of death in young children with SCA, penicillin V
prophylaxis is started at two months of age (Burns et al., 2017). When a child is diagnosed with
SCA, parents must be informed of the possible consequences and how they present in their
child's body. Children and their families who have been diagnosed with SCA should be referred
to support groups at the earliest opportunity.

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1 Response to Kellian Giufurta Name Institution affiliation Course Tutor Date 2 Hello Kellian. What a great discussion you have presented! According to Burns et al. (2017), sickle cell anaemia is a disabling disease in children and adults. The symptoms of sickle cell anaemia are multisystemic, necessitating close monitoring to reduce the occurrence of crises and complications. SCA management in children, regardless of age, is complex and should always be done in consultation with a haematologist. Hydration, pain management, immunizations, antibiotic prophylaxis, folic acid supplementation, and stroke prevention are important to care aspects. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen are commonly prescribed for mild to moderate pain. Complete blood count (CBC) and reticulocyte count should be checked every few months in children with SCA. Because the bacterial inf ...
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