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Is it still dangerous for a sickle cell carrier to have a general anasthetic during surgery?
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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It Shouldn't Be!
Patients with sickle cell trait (carriers) are at minimal risk of developing any clinical problems except under very severe environmental conditions.
Strange things can always happen, but a good anesthesiologist should be able to get a patient with sickle cell trait through any operation safely.

In brief: It Shouldn't Be!
Patients with sickle cell trait (carriers) are at minimal risk of developing any clinical problems except under very severe environmental conditions.
Strange things can always happen, but a good anesthesiologist should be able to get a patient with sickle cell trait through any operation safely.
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