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Blood Transfusion Prevents Stroke in Children with SCD – Expert

Blood Transfusion Prevents Stroke in Children with SCD – Expert

Children's Health, NEWS
A geneticist, Prof. Adeyinka Falusi, says regular blood transfusion can help decrease the prevalence of stroke in children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Falusi, who is the President of the Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF), Ibadan, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to her, children with SCD have a high risk of stroke and recurrent stroke with consequent paralysis or death. “Stroke in children with sickle cell disease continue to be a major cause of severe disability and it is always a shock for people to learn that a child can have a stroke. “Sickle cell disease is the most common cause of childhood stroke. Stroke occurs in 17 to 24 per cent of children with SCD, most often between the ages of three and 1