How I treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease.

@article{Miller2011HowIT,
  title={How I treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Scott T. Miller},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 20},
  pages={
          5297-305
        }
}
  • Scott T. Miller
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Blood
  • Acute chest syndrome describes new respiratory symptoms and findings, often severe and progressive, in a child with sickle cell disease and a new pulmonary infiltrate. It may be community-acquired or arise in children hospitalized for pain or other complications. Recognized etiologies include infection, most commonly with atypical bacteria, and pulmonary fat embolism (PFE); the cause is often obscure and may be multifactorial. Initiation of therapy should be based on clinical findings… CONTINUE READING

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