Doctors can diagnose Sickle cell disorder before a child is born. Couples who are at risk into passing sickle-cell disorder to their children may want to talk to their doctors about prenatal testing.
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How is it inherited? Is it recessive, sex-linked or dominant?
It is inherited as a genetic mutation. It is recessive
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need? Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older?
What is the long-term outlook for the child?
It may lead to delayed healing and delayed growth and development.