Has the mortality rate of sickle cell disease (SCD) improved over the past 30 years?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Data from Quinn et al in 2004 suggest that mortality from SCD has improved over the past 30 years. [27] In earlier reports, approximately 50% of patients did not survive beyond age 20 years, and most did not survive to age 50 years.

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