25 year old with a history of sickle cell disease presents with severe back and bilateral leg pain. Describe and interpret the progression of her CXR’s
Patient now febrile, dyspoeic, tachypnoeic and tachycardic
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
The CXR on presentation looked normal. This is the case for around 50% of hospitalised SCD patients who go on to develop Acute Chest syndrome.
Note: Resolution of CXR findings often lag behind clinical improvement
Authors: Gabriela Rivera Camacho MD and Mark Kastner, MD
Guest Editors: Ifeyinwa Osunkwo MD and Padmaja Veeramreddy, MD