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Severity Index of Wali et al for a Child with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Purpose:

To evaluate a child with sickle cell disease (SCD) using the severity index of Wali et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

D57

Description:

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.

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