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What is the best treatment for sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Fluids, pain meds

Acutely, give IV fluids and pain medication.
Long term patient may need hydroxyurea, bone marrow transplant. Watch high altitudes. This is why the one of the pittsburgh steelers cannot play in denver any longer because of the low o2 tension at such a high altitude. Exchange transfusion is another method of treatment.

In brief: Fluids, pain meds

Acutely, give IV fluids and pain medication.
Long term patient may need hydroxyurea, bone marrow transplant. Watch high altitudes. This is why the one of the pittsburgh steelers cannot play in denver any longer because of the low o2 tension at such a high altitude. Exchange transfusion is another method of treatment.
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