Sickle cell disease in permanent residents of mountain and low altitudes in Saudi Arabia.

Report of a comparative study of sickle cell disease in permanent residents of mountain and low altitudes in south-western Saudi Arabia. The ambient oxygen tensions at these altitudes are 14 and 19 kPa (112 and 144 mmHg) respectively. The frequencies of sicklaemic-related illness requiring medical intervention, and hospitalisation due to crisis and… CONTINUE READING