L-arginine levels are diminished in adult acute vaso-occlusive sickle cell crisis in the emergency department.

@article{Lopez2003LarginineLA,
  title={L-arginine levels are diminished in adult acute vaso-occlusive sickle cell crisis in the emergency department.},
  author={Bernard L. Lopez and Allyson A Kreshak and Claudia R. Morris and Linda Davis-Moon and Samir K Ballas and Xin-liang Ma},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2003},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={532-4}
}
Paediatric studies have demonstrated that l-arginine (l-arg), the precursor to nitric oxide, is diminished in vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC). This study aimed to determine whether l-arginine levels are altered in adult VOC in the emergency department. Plasma l-arg and nitric oxide metabolite (NOx) levels were obtained in adult VOC patients presenting to the… CONTINUE READING