What treatment approaches combine pharmacologic and nonpharmacological interventions for sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Combination pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacotherapy

  • Vigorous hydration (plus analgesics): For vaso-occlusive crisis
  • Oxygen, antibiotics, analgesics, incentive spirometry, simple transfusion, and bronchodilators: For treatment of acute chest syndrome

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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