Recurrent Acute Chest Syndrome in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: Clinical Features and Risk Factors.


Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a common and serious lung complication in sickle cell disease. A retrospective medical chart review was performed over a 6-year period in all pediatric ACS patients to investigate whether factors during the initial hospitalization were associated with recurrent ACS episodes. There were 386 episodes of ACS: 149 had only 1… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001012