Scientific article

Syndrome thoracique aigu: une complication grave de la drépanocytose

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 14, no. 623, p. 1844-1848
Publication date2018

The acute chest syndrome is a frequent complication in patients with sickle cell disease. It results from the occlusion of pulmonary capillaries and complex pathophysiological mechanisms. The diagnosis of an acute chest syndrome includes bilateral infiltrates on x-ray, along with fever or respiratory symptoms. The appropriate medical treatment includes hydration, analgesics, oxygen, broad-spectrum antibiotics that cover atypical bacteria and transfusions or exchange transfusion.

  • Acute Chest Syndrome/etiology
  • Acute Disease
  • Anemia
  • Sickle Cell/complications
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Fever/etiology
  • Humans
  • Lung/blood supply
Citation (ISO format)
BOPP, Tara Lydia et al. Syndrome thoracique aigu: une complication grave de la drépanocytose. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2018, vol. 14, n° 623, p. 1844–1848.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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