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 increased volume of intravenous fluid usually administered to patients with vasoocclusive crisis may be a contributing factor.
[2] SCD is a hemoglobinopathy clinically characterized by chronic haemolysis, susceptibility to frequent infections, growth retardation, spleenic sequestration and intermittent episodes of painful vasoocclusive crisis affecting different organs.
In 2008, SelG1 was granted Orphan Drug status by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of vasoocclusive crisis, a severe and painful complication of sickle cell disease.