sickle cell C disease n.
A hereditary blood disease caused by sickle-shaped red blood cells that contain hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C, characterized by anemia, blocked blood vessels, chronic leg ulcers, and bone deformities.
- Sickle cell disease
sickle cell disease n. See sickle cell anemia.
- Sickle cell hemoglobin
sickle cell hemoglobin n. See hemoglobin S.
- Sickle cell retinopathy
sickle cell retinopathy n. A condition characterized by dilation and tortuosity of retinal veins, microaneurysms, and retinal hemorrhages, with advanced cases manifesting neovascularization, detachment of the retina, or vitreous hemorrhage.
- Sickle cell syndrome
sickle cell syndrome n. See sickle cell anemia.