Characteristics and Predictive Factors of Chronic Complications in a Cohort of Hemoglobin Sc Disease Patients from Dakar , Senegal

@inproceedings{Seck2017CharacteristicsAP,
  title={Characteristics and Predictive Factors of Chronic Complications in a Cohort of Hemoglobin Sc Disease Patients from Dakar , Senegal},
  author={Moussa Seck and Babacar Fall and Blaise Felix Faye and Diari{\'e}tou Sy and Sokhna Aissatou Tour{\'e} and Nata Dieng and Abibatou Sall and Awa Oumar Tour{\'e} and Saliou Diop},
  year={2017}
}
Hemoglobin SC disease is characterized by less severe morbidity than in homozygous form. Nevertheless vaso-occlusive crisis was reported to be less frequent, some chronic complications are more frequent, such as retinopathy and osteonecrosis of femoral head. This study aimed to describe the chronic complications of Hb SC disease patients and to identify associated predictive factors. This cohort included 132 Hb SC patients followed between 1995 and 2015 with a mean of 6.2 patients/year… CONTINUE READING