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Sickle Cell Crisis (cont.)

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Chronic therapy: New developments in regularly scheduled transfusion therapy have shown promise in decreasing the following:

  • Symptoms of acute chest syndrome
  • Incidence of stroke
  • Severity of pain crises
  • Bone marrow transplantation holds promise for a very small percentage of people with sickle cell disease. Discuss this with the physician.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2014
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