Hot Off the Press: Which Febrile Children With Sickle Cell Disease Need a Chest X-Ray?

Abstract

This retrospective chart review examined the rate of acute chest syndrome (ACS) in febrile children (aged 3 months to 21 years) with sickle cell disease and used recursive partitioning to determine which clinical factors were predictive of a diagnosis of ACS. Over the course of 2 years, 697 children made 1,837 visits to one of two pediatric emergency departments. ACS was diagnosed in 185 (10%) of the visits.

DOI: 10.1111/acem.13154

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@article{Morgenstern2017HotOT, title={Hot Off the Press: Which Febrile Children With Sickle Cell Disease Need a Chest X-Ray?}, author={Justin Morgenstern and Corey R Heitz and William Kenneth Milne}, journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine}, year={2017}, volume={24 9}, pages={1161-1164} }