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June 1977

Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine (Drs Sheehy and Plumb), University of Alabama School of Medicine and the Medical Service (Dr Sheehy), Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Ala.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(6):779-782. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630180055016

The treatment of sickle cell disease requires familiarity with the medical manifestations of the vaso-occlusive and hematologic crises and their complications. This discussion deals with treatment of the sickle cell crises and major clinical manifestations of the disease. At present, treatment is primarily symptomatic despite intensive efforts during the past decade to provide more definitive therapy.

(Arch Intern Med 137:779-782, 1977)