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

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD

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February 18, 2016

Transfusions are not needed for the usual anemia or episodes of pain associated with SCD. Urgent replacement of blood is often required for sudden, severe anemia due to acute splenic sequestration, parvovirus B19 infection, or hyperhemolytic crises. Transfusion is helpful in acute chest syndrome, perioperatively, and during pregnancy.

For more the treatment of SCD manifestations, read here.

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