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25 consecutive episodes of acute chest syndrome in 13 adult patients with sickle-cell disease were studied retrospectively. Chest symptoms were present on admission in 23 of 25 episodes. Abnormal chest signs and an abnormal chest X-ray were present on admission in only 11 and 9 episodes, respectively, but developed later in the remainder. The 9 episodes(More)
Over a 23-year period 497 patients with sarcoidosis were seen at Willesden Chest Clinic, of whom 151 were British, 105 Irish, 165 West Indian, and 35 Asian. The estimated annual incidence was: British 4/100,000, Irish 21/100,000, West Indian 58/100,000 and Asian 14/100,000. There was a marked female preponderance in the Irish (65 per cent) and West Indians(More)
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