What is recommended long-term monitoring for infants and 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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For infants with sickle cell disease, provide a suggested schedule for well-child visits to ensure that immunizations and other aspects of routine pediatric care are followed. For children aged 1-3 years with hemoglobin (Hb)SS and HbS–β-0 thalassemia, , consider visits every 3 months, to be certain that parents have sufficient penicillin for prophylaxis and to encourage compliance.


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