sickle cell anemia

Caring for individuals with sickle cell disease

Nurses play a pivotal role in ensuring optimal care.  Takeaways: Sickle cell disease is an inherited chronic condition that affects nearly every system in the body. Early recognition…

Stroke in a child with sickle cell anemia

Adrienne Johnson, age 5, is admitted to the general pediatric unit. She has sickle cell anemia (hemoglobin SS subtype) and recently was discharged after being hospitalized for acute…

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