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Outcome of children with sickle cell disease admitted to intensive care – a single institution experience

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source: British Journal of Haematology

year: 2010

authors: Bartram JL, Thein SL, Gardner K, Egberongbe Y, D'Silva P, Height SE, Dick MC, O'Driscoll S, Rees DC

summary/abstract:

We retrospectively audited children with sickle cell disease (SCD) admitted to paediatric intensive care (PICU) at King’s College Hospital between January 2000 and December 2008. Forty-six children with SCD were admitted, on 49 separate occasions. Ages ranged from 4 months to 15 years (median 7.6 years). Three children died in PICU, however two presented to hospital in cardiorespiratory arrest; overall mortality was 6%. The most common reason for admission was acute chest syndrome (43%). 88% of admissions required blood transfusion, of which 74% had exchange blood transfusions. The mortality among children with SCD admitted to PICU is low.

organisation: King's College London School of Medicine, King's College Hospital, London

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08272.x

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