Acute renal failure in sickle cell anemia.

@article{Sklar1990AcuteRF,
  title={Acute renal failure in sickle cell anemia.},
  author={Allan H Sklar and Jacqueline C Perez and Rollie J Harp and R J Caruana},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  year={1990},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={347-51}
}
We performed a case-control study of acute renal failure (ARF) in patients hospitalized with sickle cell anemia (SCA). Twelve of the 116 patients (10.3%) whose records were suitable for analysis were diagnosed as having ARF based on a minimum of doubling of their serum creatinine levels (mean rise was 205 +/- 49%). ARF patients were more likely to have been admitted with infection and had a lower mean hemoglobin level than the control group. Volume depletion was the most common identifiable… CONTINUE READING

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