Physician-diagnosed asthma and acute chest syndrome: associations with NOS polymorphisms.


The main objectives of this paper were to test the hypothesis that polymorphisms in NOS1 and NOS3 genes associate with ACS in SCD patients and to characterize the association between physician-diagnosed asthma and acute chest syndrome (ACS). Case-control study of sickle cell disease patients >or=5 years old with ACS (cases; n=86) and those without ACS… (More)