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What are the most common symptoms of sickle cell crisis?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sickle cell crisis

Sx skeletal-abdominal-chest pain.
This is an emergency. May need oxygen, pain meds, antibiotic (if infection is suspected), IV fluids, blood transfusions.

In brief: Sickle cell crisis

Sx skeletal-abdominal-chest pain.
This is an emergency. May need oxygen, pain meds, antibiotic (if infection is suspected), IV fluids, blood transfusions.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Nirmish Shah
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Common symptoms:

The hallmark of sickle cell is pain and the most common cause for hospitalization is pain.
However, they can have symptoms of more severe complications such as acute chest (such as breathing issues/fevers/chest pain), stroke (such as weakness or visual changes) and infection (such as fever).

In brief: Common symptoms:

The hallmark of sickle cell is pain and the most common cause for hospitalization is pain.
However, they can have symptoms of more severe complications such as acute chest (such as breathing issues/fevers/chest pain), stroke (such as weakness or visual changes) and infection (such as fever).
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