What Is Acute Chest Syndrome?

By james
Sep 15, 2020
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2. Acute Chest Syndrome

As mentioned, sickle cell syndrome can cause some potentially very serious complications, including acute chest syndrome. This is potentially a very serious condition indeed and immediate medical attention should be sought if it is suspected. Acute chest syndrome is an umbrella term for certain chest related conditions.

When getting medical help for this condition, you should make sure that any doctors present are made aware the patient has sickle cell disease. The condition can happen as part of a vaso-occlusive crisis, or it can happen as a standalone condition. There are a number of potential causes of acute chest syndrome.

Acute Chest Syndrome

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