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Can I die from sickle cell crisis if I ignore it?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are different types of crisis in sickle cell.
Untreated aplastic crises can cause death to to severe anemia. Untreated acute chest syndrome can cause death due to respiratory failure. Untreated splenic sequestration can cause death due to severe anemia. I would recommend not ignoring any crisis id sickle cell.

In brief: Yes

There are different types of crisis in sickle cell.
Untreated aplastic crises can cause death to to severe anemia. Untreated acute chest syndrome can cause death due to respiratory failure. Untreated splenic sequestration can cause death due to severe anemia. I would recommend not ignoring any crisis id sickle cell.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell attacks often result in worsening anemia.
This could be so bad as to cause a collapse of the cardiovascular system. It is common place for a crisis to cause strokes, bone necrosis, and severe lung damage, all potentially fatal.

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell attacks often result in worsening anemia.
This could be so bad as to cause a collapse of the cardiovascular system. It is common place for a crisis to cause strokes, bone necrosis, and severe lung damage, all potentially fatal.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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