Sickle cell anemia is a kind of inherited anemia related to sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anemia is diagnosed when misshaped red blood cells begin to break down and die, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells in the body. Without adequate levels of healthy red blood cells, oxygen can not be properly distributed throughout the body.

Common symptoms of sickle cell anemia include frequent infections, periodic pain, swelling of the hands and feet, vision problems, or even delayed growth.

  • About the Study

    You may qualify for this study if you:

    • Have been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia
    • Are between the ages of 18 and 50
      • Females not actively trying to become pregnant during the course of the study which is a 4-week screening period and 24-to-32-week treatment period
    • Are hydroxyurea naïve or on a stable dose of hydroxyurea for at least 60 days
  • Study Location

    Loretto Hospital
    645 S Central Ave
    Chicago, IL

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