Diagnostic value of anemia, red blood cell morphology, and reticulocyte count for sickle cell disease.

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic value of anemia, RBC morphology, and reticulocyte count for differentiating patients with sickle cell trait from those with sickle cell disease, who have acute medical or surgical conditions and a positive sickle cell screen. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING A midwest urban children's hospital with… (More)

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