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Clinical Features of Berger et al for Distinguishing a Vaso-Occlusive Crisis from Osteomyelitis in a Child with Sickle Cell Disease

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Berger et al identified clinical features which can help to distinguish a vaso-occlusive crisis from osteomyelitis in a child with sickle cell disease. These features can help to identify a patient who may require a more extensive evaluation. The authors are from the Hospital for Sick Children, Princess Margaret Hospital and University of Toronto.

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