|To evaluate a child with sickle cell disease (SCD) using the severity index of Wali et al.|
|Hematology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics|
|clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, complications|
Wali et al described a severity index for evaluating children with sickle cell disease (SCD). This can be used to gauge the overall severity of the illness in a particular patient. The authors are from Sultan Qaboos University in Al-Khod, Muscat, Oman.