Asthma is associated with acute chest syndrome, but not with an increased rate of hospitalization for pain among children in France with sickle cell anemia: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Bernaudin2008AsthmaIA,
  title={Asthma is associated with acute chest syndrome, but not with an increased rate of hospitalization for pain among children in France with sickle cell anemia: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Françoise Bernaudin and Robert C Strunk and Annie Kamdem and C{\'e}cile Arnaud and Ping An and Martine Torres and Christophe Delacourt and Michael R. DeBaun},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={1917-8}
}
Asthma and sickle cell disease are two common chronic diseases that may exist as co-morbid conditions. Our group has recently demonstrated that asthma, the most common chronic disease among children, is a distinct co-morbid condition among children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and has a similar prevalence among children with and without sickle cell disease. Furthermore, we have demonstrated that asthma is associated with an increased rate of both acute chest syndrome (ACS) and pain, the most… CONTINUE READING
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