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South Carolina Medicaid: Managing Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease can be treated and managed. We can help you learn how to live well with sickle cell disease.

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Living well with Sickle Cell Disease

Affecting an estimated 90,000 – 100,000 people in the United States, Sickle Cell Disease:

  • Is an inherited red blood cell disorder that can block the flow of blood and oxygen to organs in the body
  • Can cause repeated episodes of sudden mild or severe pain, organ damage, serious infections, or even stroke
  • Can cause hands and feet to swell (called Hand-Foot Syndrome), long-term eye damage, and acute chest syndrome, which is similar to pneumonia
  • Can result in flu, meningitis, and hepatitis, especially in infants and children

Humana Healthy Horizons in South Carolina members with Sickle Cell Disease:

  • Can get additional services and care through our Care Management program
  • Can speak with a Care Manager or enroll in our Care Management Program by:

Learn what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for people living with Sickle Cell Disease, opens new window

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