Sickle cell disease; a general overview.

  title={Sickle cell disease; a general overview.},
  author={J. B. Schnog and Ashley J. Duits and Frits A. J. Muskiet and Hugo Ten Cate and Robert Rojer and Desiderius P. M. Brandjes},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  volume={62 10},
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a heterogeneous disorder, with clinical manifestations including chronic haemolysis, an increased susceptibility to infections and vaso-occlusive complications often requiring medical care. Patients with SCD can develop specific and sometimes life-threatening complications, as well as extensive organ damage reducing both their… CONTINUE READING