Polysaccharide encapsulated bacterial infection in sickle cell anemia: a thirty year epidemiologic experience.

@article{Wong1992PolysaccharideEB,
  title={Polysaccharide encapsulated bacterial infection in sickle cell anemia: a thirty year epidemiologic experience.},
  author={Wing-yen Wong and Darleen R. Powars and Lc Chan and Alan L. Hiti and Cage Johnson and Gary D. Overturf},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={1992},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={176-82}
}
Annual age-specific incidence rates of Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae bacterial septicemia in sickle cell anemia (SS) were determined for the years of 1957 through 1989. Forty-nine patients had 64 episodes of septicemia among a population of 786 SS patients observed for 8,138 person-years. Peak frequency of infection occurred between 1968-1971 and 1975-1981 with a conspicuous absence of episodes in 1972, 1973, 1982-1984, and 1986-1987, thus demonstrating cycles of high and… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…