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Index of van den Tweel et al for Severity of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in a Pediatric Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate the severity of sickle cell disease in a pediatric patient using the index of van den Tweel et al.

Specialty:

Hematology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

D57

Description:

van den Tweel et al developed variations on a severity index for evaluating pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). This can be used to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Emma Children's Hospital at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.

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