Screening children for sickle cell vasculopathy: guidelines for transcranial Doppler evaluation

Cerebral infarction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease

Dorothy Bulas

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • Cerebral infarction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease
  • Prevention of primary stroke might be feasible with a way to identify children at greatest risk
  • Providing Transcranial Doppler to sickle cell patients can be a valuable service that results in a significant decrease in first stroke rates
  • Neish A, Blews D, Simms C, et al Screening for stroke in sickle cell anemia: comparison of transcranial Doppler imaging and nonimaging US techniques

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