Sickle Cell Crisis

Do not assume that a patient does not have SCD just because they have a light skin color - Anton Helman MD

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Sickle Cell: 10 Things Every EP Should Know about SCD

SCD is marked by recurrent acute events (pain, stroke, acute chest syndrome), many of which result in an ED visit. While evidence to guide the emergency care of SCD patients is limited, there are several important points we can glean from the available literature. As one of very few emergency physicians with an interest in SCD, I’ve compiled a list of ten things I think every emergency practitioner should know.

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