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Causes of the Acute Chest Syndrome in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease

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A patient with sickle cell disease may develop respiratory symptoms which can progress to respiratory failure and death. This is a leading cause of hospitalization for these patients and may require aggressive management. Recurrent episodes can result in chronic lung disease.

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