Homocysteine in sickle cell disease: relationship to stroke.

Abstract

PURPOSE The risk factors and pathophysiology of stroke and other serious complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) are poorly defined. Hyperhomocysteinemia has recently been identified as a risk factor for stroke and other vascular diseases in the general population, however its role in SCD has not been investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS We measured… (More)

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