High reticulocyte count is an independent risk factor for cerebrovascular disease in children with sickle cell anemia.

@article{Silva2011HighRC,
  title={High reticulocyte count is an independent risk factor for cerebrovascular disease in children with sickle cell anemia.},
  author={C{\'e}lia Maria Camelo Silva and Poliana Giovani and Marcos Borato Viana},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={116-21}
}
BACKGROUND Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is an important way of detecting risk of ischemic stroke in children with sickle cell anemia. PROCEDURE A random sample of 262 FS-hemoglobin children from a newborn screening inception cohort in Brazil (1998-2005) was followed up to May 2009. Pulsed TCD followed STOP protocol. Children with mean blood… CONTINUE READING