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An observational study of children with sickle cell disease in Kilifi, Kenya.

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Globally, sickle cell disease (SCD) has its highest prevalence and worst prognosis in sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, relatively few studies describe the clinical characteristics of children with SCD in this region. We conducted a prospective observational study of children with SCD attending a specialist out-patient clinic in Kilifi, Kenya. A total of 124 children (median age 6.3 years) were included in the study. Splenomegaly was present in 41 (33%) subjects and hepatomegaly in 25 (20%), ...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
British journal of haematology
Volume:
146
Issue:
6
Pages:
675-682
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1365-2141
ISSN:
0007-1048
URN:
uuid:18bab6ef-5fba-421c-95e3-89e000638daf
Source identifiers:
34818
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pubs:34818

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