Which activities should be encouraged in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Encourage children to participate in physical activities. Because of anemia, they have less stamina than their hematologically healthy playmates. Advise supervising adults of this limitation, particularly teachers and coaches who may require children to run designated distances. Arrange for children to have ready access to liquids and a place to rest and cool off.

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