Sickle Cells, Illustration

Sickle Cells, Illustration

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Caption: Illustration of sickle cells clogging a capillary. Sickle cell anaemia is a severe hereditary form of anaemia in which a mutated form of haemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is common in those of African descent.

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Keywords: capillary, clogging, disease, disorder, distorted, haemoglobin, illustration, medical, medicine, mutated, pathology, red blood cells, sickle cell anaemia, sickle cells

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