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Approach to the diagnosis and treatment of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage in a patient with sickle cell disease

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source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine

year: 2015

authors: Lyon M, Jeter J, Lottenberg R


We report a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage in a 38-year-old patient with sickle cell anemia. This case highlights the limitations of non contrast computed tomography in the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients with sickle cell disease as well as the special needs of this patient population in addressing the treatment of stroke.

organization: Georgia Regents University; University of Florida

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.08.068

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