Sickle Cell Disease Emergencies

Sickle cell disease affects ~ 100,000 people in the US. Though pain is the most common ED presentation for patients with SCD, we should always consider life-threatening emergencies in this devastating and complicated disease.  Acute Chest Syndrome ACS is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with SCD. It’s caused by sickling in … Continue reading Sickle Cell Disease Emergencies