Sickle Cell Anemia: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments


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Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning Sickle Cell Anemia?

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1. Sickle cell anemia is seen in people from which area of the world?

2. What term is used to describe swollen hands and feet in babies or young children with sickle cell anemia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease that affects the blood cells and impedes blood flow. This worksheet and quiz will provide an overview of how this disease is inherited, identify who is at risk for this condition, and describe the symptoms and treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This lesson will assess your understanding of:

  • Who is affected by sickle cell anemia
  • How sickle cell anemia affects the body
  • What happens when an affected individual has inadequate blood flow
  • The treatment options available for sickle cell anemia patients

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - Ensure that you can describe the changes in blood cells in a person affected by sickle cell anemia
  • Information recall - Identify the geographical locations where populations of people are affected by sickle cell anemia
  • Reading comprehension - Describe the signs and symptoms that are commonly experienced in patients with sickle cell anemia
  • Interpreting information - Use your knowledge to identify which treatments are prescribed for people who are diagnosed with sickle cell anemia

Additional Learning

To find out more about sickle cell anemia, review the accompanying lesson Sickle Cell Anemia: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define how sickle cell anemia affects blood flow
  • Know the symptoms of sickle cell anemia
  • Describe what happens to a person experiencing sickle cell crisis
  • Identify the populations of people most at risk for sickle cell anemia
  • Know what treatment options are prescribed for people suffering from sickle cell anemia