Sickle cell anemia

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Sickle cell anemia is "A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S."[1]

Symptoms

Acute chest syndrome

Acute chest syndrome was be caused by thrombosis.[2]

References

  1. Anonymous (2015), Sickle cell anemia (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Mekontso Dessap A, Deux JF, Abidi N, Lavenu-Bombled C, Melica G, Renaud B et al. (2011). "Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis during Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease.". Am J Respir Crit Care Med. DOI:10.1164/rccm.201105-0783OC. PMID 21836136. Research Blogging.