Lung function in patients with sickle cell anemia

  title={Lung function in patients with sickle cell anemia},
  author={C{\'a}ssia Suzane V. Fonseca and Carlos Andr{\'e} Ara{\'u}jo-Melo and Ricardo Matias de Carvalho and Jos{\'e} Barreto-Neto and Jer{\^o}nimo Gonçalves de Ara{\'u}jo and Rosana Cipolotti},
Objective: To evaluate the pulmonary function in chil- dren and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) and to associate the findings with clinical and hematologic char - acteristics of the studied population. Methods: Male and female SCD patients with ten or more years old, clinically stable and without acute clinical problems were tested by spirometry. At that time, total pulse oximetry values, hemoglobin and total white blood cell count were verified. Association between altered pulmonary… CONTINUE READING