Tag Sickle Cell Crisis
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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
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Sickle Cell Crisis

OVERVIEW Sickle cell disease is caused by HbS haemoglobinopathy which produces rigid, distorted and dysfunctional erythrocytes called sickle cells CAUSE Types of sickle cell disease sickle cell anemia (usually homozygous SS genotype) sickle beta thalassemia sickle HbC disease PRECIPITANTS Commonly:…