Hydroxyurea for the treatment of sickle cell anemia.

@article{Platt2008HydroxyureaFT,
  title={Hydroxyurea for the treatment of sickle cell anemia.},
  author={Orah S. Platt},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={358 13},
  pages={
          1362-9
        }
}
  • O. Platt
  • Published 27 March 2008
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
An 18-year-old woman with sickle cell anemia presents with recurrent painful crises, and treatment with hydroxyurea is recommended. Hydroxyurea causes a shift toward the production of red cells containing fetal hemoglobin. A possible increase in the risk of acute leukemia due to hydroxyurea therapy remains the subject of debate. 

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