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lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016

Sickle Cell Disease

ACEPNow - By Anton Helman - November 13, 2016
"Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients are at increased risk for a whole slew of life-threatening problems. One of the many reasons they are vulnerable is because people with SCD are functionally asplenic, so they’re more likely to suffer from serious bacterial infections like meningitis, osteomyelitis, and septic arthritis. For a variety of reasons, they’re also more likely than the general population to suffer from cholecystitis, priapism, leg ulcers, avascular necrosis of the hip, acute coronary syndromes, pulmonary embolism, and even sudden exertional death. Many of these diagnoses present with pain similar to a sickle cell crisis and can be challenging because the presentations of some are less typical than usual..."