vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) → αγγειοαποφρακτική κρίση

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vaso-occlusive crisis → αγγειοαποφρακτική κρίση
vaso-occlusive crises → αγγειοαποφρακτικές κρίσεις

A vaso-occlusive crisis is a common painful complication of sickle cell anemia in adolescents and adults. It is a form of sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell anemia – most common in those of African, Hispanic, and Mediterranean origin – leads to sickle cell crisis when the circulation of blood vessels is obstructed by sickled red blood cells, causing ischemic injuries. The most common complaint is of pain, and recurrent episodes may cause irreversible organ damage. One of the most severe forms is the acute chest syndrome which occurs as a result of infarction of the lung parenchyma. This can rapidly result in death. Other types of vaso-occlusive crisis in sickle cell anemia include dactylitis, priapism, abdominal pain, and jaundice.
1) Full blood count to check for Hemoglobin levels and
2) Rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for Malaria to be able to rule out malaria in the patient
Vaso-occlusive crisis - Wikipedia


 

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