Sickled

Released on 11/10/2016

Key Learning Points

  • Diagnosis of sickle cell disease
  • Genetic screening for sickle cell disease
  • Sickle cell dactylitis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Treatment of sickle cell disease - long-term

References

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2. MEREMIKWU MM, OKOMO U. Sickle cell disease BMJ Clin Evid [online] 1/01/01 00:00:2402 [viewed 29 May 2016] Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217656
3. MEHTA SR, AFENYI-ANNAN A, BYRNS PJ, LOTTENBERG R. Opportunities to improve outcomes in sickle cell disease. Am Fam Physician [online] 2006 Jul 15, 74(2):303-10 [viewed 29 May 2016] Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16883928
4. RENELLA R. Age-dependent pathophysiology of acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease. Am J Hematol [online] 2015 May, 90(5):367-8 [viewed 29 May 2016] Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25683565