What does a fever suggest in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Fever suggests infection in children; however, it is less significant in adults unless it is a high-grade fever. Examine the head and neck for meningeal signs or possible source of infection (eg, otitis, sinusitis).


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