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Sickle Cell Crisis (cont.)

Medications

  • Sickle cell pain crisis

    • Pain medications, often narcotics, will be given.

    • IV fluids are an important part of therapy.

  • Infection: If the physician diagnoses or suspects a bacterial infection, antibiotics are prescribed.

  • Anemia: If there is a significant decrease in the red blood cell count, a red blood cell transfusion may be needed.
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