Sickle Erythrocyte

 The inherited form of anemia in which the red blood cells are deficient for the carrial of oxygen throughout the body. In normal condition the red blood cells are flexible and round which moves easily through the blood vessels. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that effects erythrocytes causing them to become sickle or crescent shape. The effects of this condition include the abnormalities of the hemoglobin molecules which are found in the erythrocytes. Problems in sickle cell disease typically begin around 5 to 6 months of age and the average life expectancy in the developed world is 40 to 60 years.