Evaluation of Hydration Status, Sodium and Fluid Intake in Children with Sickle Cell AnaemiaRuth Williams-Hooker*, Jane Hankins, Karen Ringwald-Smith, Michelle Stockton, Teresa A Shurley
Clinical Nutrition Services, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ruth Williams-Hooker
Clinical Nutrition Services
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis
TN 38105-3678, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 07, 2013; Accepted date: June 27, 2013; Published date: June 30, 2013
Citation: Williams-Hooker R (2013) Evaluation of Hydration Status, Sodium and Fluid Intake in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia. J Blood Disord Transfus 4:143. doi: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000143
Copyright: © 2013 Williams-Hooker R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is an inherited condition of chronic hemolytic anemia that includes several different genotypes. People with SCA are encouraged to drink extra fluids in order to prevent dehydration that may lead to red cell sickling and consequently more serious problems. Proper hydration is an important factor in maintaining homeostasis in the body; it is necessary to regulate body temperature, maintain energy levels, aid digestion and eliminate toxins.