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Could oxygen therapy be usedto reduce a sickle cell crisis?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: No; treats it.

Sickle cell crises are often precipitated in low oxygen tension situations.
Oxygen therapy can help avaid a crisis and/or help treat an evolving one and decrease rbc sickling.

In brief: No; treats it.

Sickle cell crises are often precipitated in low oxygen tension situations.
Oxygen therapy can help avaid a crisis and/or help treat an evolving one and decrease rbc sickling.
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