Which risk factors are associated with longer length of hospital stay for vaso-occlusive crisis in patients 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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Factors associated with longer length of hospital stay included the following:

  • Higher pain score at triage
  • Older age
  • Increased polymorphonuclear count
  • Homozygous SCD type

The authors conclude that these characteristics will help healthcare providers predict and plan admission and management of children with SCD.


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