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

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD

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February 18, 2016

The most common clinical manifestation of SCD is vaso-occlusive crisis. A vaso-occlusive crisis occurs when the microcirculation is obstructed by sickled red blood cells, causing ischemic injury to the organ supplied and resultant pain. Pain crises constitute the most distinguishing clinical feature of SCD and are the leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for affected patients.

For more on presentation of SCD, read here.

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