Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of infectious complications in children with sickle
cell disease (SCD) after surgical splenectomy for acute splenic sequestration
crisis. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of children with SCD who were born after 2002 and were
regularly monitored until July 2013. Patients were divided into two groups: cases
(children with SCD who underwent surgical splenectomy after an episode of splenic
sequestration) and controls (children with SCD who did not have splenic
sequestration and s… Show more
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