sickle chest syndrome

sickle chest syndrome

A complication of sickle cell anemia due intravascular 'sludging' of RBCs in terminal pulmonary arteries Clinical Chest pain, dyspnea, fever Prognosis Guarded
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Sickle chest syndrome and respiratory failure is postulated to arise from fat emboli from infarcted bone, pneumoniae, atelectasis, and micro-emboli.