Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Sickle Cell Disease?

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD; Sophie M. Lanzkron, MD, MHS


September 23, 2021

Figure 3. Artwork of sickle cell anemia showing normal red blood cells (round) and red blood cells affected by sickle cell anemia (crescent shaped).

Despite advances in the management of SCD, SCD crises are still responsible for increased morbidity and mortality. These crises may be precipitated by other viral infections. Parvovirus B19 is the leading cause of aplastic crisis. Aplastic crises usually resolve spontaneously with supportive therapy.

Learn more about the pathophysiology behind SCD.


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