What are the treatment options after failed hydroxyurea therapy 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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For patients who fail to respond to hydroxyurea, repeated transfusions for a limited period may be an option. Management of constant pain is extremely difficult, and expert advice should be obtained.


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