Acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease
Author: Laurie, G. A.
Source: Internal Medicine Journal, Volume 40, Number 5, May 2010 , pp. 372-376(5)
Acute chest syndrome is a common cause of death among patients with sickle cell disease, and an unfamiliar condition to most Australian medical practitioners. We present a case of acute chest syndrome successfully treated with inhaled nitric oxide and exchange transfusion. In the discussion we review current and future management options of acute chest syndrome.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2010