Temporal relationship of asthma to acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease.

@article{Sylvester2007TemporalRO,
  title={Temporal relationship of asthma to acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease.},
  author={Karl P. Sylvester and Richard A. Patey and Simon Broughton and Gerrard F Rafferty and David Rees and Swee Lay Thein and Anne Greenough},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={103-6}
}
Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). An association between asthma and ACS has been reported. Our aims were to determine whether asthma was more common in SCD children than controls and the relationship of the timing of the SCD children's first ACS episode to a diagnosis of asthma. One hundred and sixty-five SCD children median age 8.2 (range 0.3-17.3) years and 151 similar ethnic origin and aged controls were… CONTINUE READING

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