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Exercise in a Patient with Sickle Cell Trait

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Hematology Oncology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

An athlete with sickle cell trait (hemoglobin AS) may suffer a number of complications if stressed during intense exercise. Any athlete with a racial or family risk for sickle cell anemia should be screened prior to sport participation.

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