vasoocclusive crisis


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vasoocclusive crisis

painful crisis seen in patients with sickle cell anemia.
See also: sickle cell anemia.
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The management of vasoocclusive crisis in pregnancy requires measures to prevent and treat known precipitants of microvascular sickling such as hypoxia, hypothermia, acidosis, dehydration, and stress, in addition to the intercurrent illness.