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Asthma morbidity and treatment in children with sickle cell disease

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source: Expert review of respiratory medicine

year: 2011

authors: Anim SO, Strunk RC, DeBaun MR

summary/abstract:

Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) and a comorbid condition of asthma have increased numbers of vaso-occlusive pain and acute chest syndrome episodes, and all-cause mortality. When assessed systematically, asthma prevalence is probably similar among children with SCD when compared with the general African-American population. With increasing recognition of the importance of asthma in the management of SCD, hematologists must become familiar with asthma and develop a multidisciplinary approach, including early recognition, appropriate management and referral to asthma specialists.

organisation: Washington University School of Medicine

DOI: 10.1586/ers.11.64

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