|To evaluate the severity of sickle cell disease in a pediatric patient using the index of van den Tweel et al.|
|Hematology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics|
|clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, complications|
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.