Title

Acute chest syndrome

Affiliations

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Abstract

Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is the result of various inciting events causing vaso-occlusion within the pulmonary vasculature of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). ACS can occur in any SCD phenotype. However, it is most common in HbSS. ACS can progress quickly and is the most common cause of death in patients with SCD. Therefore, it is important to make the diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible.

Document Type

Book Chapter

PubMed ID

28722902

Book Chapter/Book Details

StatPearls Publishing, Treasure Island (FL)

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