What is the life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In one study, the median survival time in patients with SCD after the diagnosis of ESRD was about 4 years, and the median age of death after diagnosis was 27 years, despite dialysis treatment. [24]


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