Which treatment may reduce the recurrence of acute chest syndrome (ACS) 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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Some patients have repeated severe episodes of ACS. Regular transfusion reduces the recurrence and hydroxyurea reduces the rate of acute chest syndrome by about half.

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