Should fluid intake and output be monitored in the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Fluid intake and output should be closely monitored in kidney transplant recipients. In comparison with the general population, these patients have an increased propensity toward intravascular volume depletion, especially secondary to volume losses (through, for example, diarrhea, vomiting, and insensible losses), thereby increasing the risk of an acute sickle cell crisis in patients with SCD.


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