Prevention and management of strokes in patients with sickle cell disease.

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Overt strokes occur in about 11% of children with sickle cell disease, and many more develop silent infarcts. Until recently, the only available management intervention was the use of chronic transfusions to prevent stroke recurrence. The stroke prevention trial in sickle cell anemia (STOP) demonstrated that children at risk for strokes can be identified by… (More)

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