Cerebrovascular accidents in sickle cell disease: rates and risk factors.

@article{OheneFrempong1998CerebrovascularAI,
  title={Cerebrovascular accidents in sickle cell disease: rates and risk factors.},
  author={Kwaku Ohene-Frempong and Steven J. Weiner and Lynn A. Sleeper and Scott Thomas Miller and Stephen H. Embury and John W. Moohr and Doris L. Wethers and Charles H. Pegelow and Frances McLaughlin Gill},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1998},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          288-94
        }
}
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a major complication of sickle cell disease. The incidence and mortality of and risk factors for CVA in sickle cell disease patients in the United States have been reported only in small patient samples. The Cooperative Study of Sickle Cell Disease collected clinical data on 4,082 sickle cell disease patients enrolled from 1978 to 1988. Patients were followed for an average of 5.2 +/- 2.0 years. Age-specific prevalence and incidence rates of CVA in patients… CONTINUE READING

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