Awareness is key when treating sickle cell crisis in acute settings
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Awareness is key when treating sickle cell crisis in acute settings

Tricia Scott Consultant editor, Emergency Nurse

Sickle cell disease is part of a group of inherited diseases, and sickle cell crisis is an acute medical emergency. There are four main classifications to this condition: aplastic, acute sequestration, hyper-haemolytic and vaso-occlusive crisis.

Emergency Nurse. 29, 5, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/en.29.5.5.s1

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