Adenotonsillar hypertrophy

A precipitating factor of cerebrovascular accident in a child with sickle cell anemia

Y. A. Wali, Z. Al-Lamki, H. Soliman, H. Al-Okbi

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Abstract

Cerebrovascular accident is one of the most serious complications of sickle cell anemia. The specific factors that predispose patients with sickle cell anemia to stroke are increased disease severity, higher baseline white blood cell count and lower baseline hematocrits. Likewise the presence of a co-existent alpha thalassemia trait and/or high fetal hemoglobin (HbF%) may reduce the risk. We report a child with sickle cell anemia and marked adenotonsillar hypertrophy resulting in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. There was no other known risk factor for developing cerebrovascular accident in this child during her hospitalization for adenotonsillectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume46
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Precipitating Factors
Sickle Cell Anemia
Hypertrophy
Stroke
alpha-Thalassemia
Fetal Hemoglobin
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Leukocyte Count
Hematocrit
Hospitalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Adenotonsillar hypertrophy : A precipitating factor of cerebrovascular accident in a child with sickle cell anemia. / Wali, Y. A.; Al-Lamki, Z.; Soliman, H.; Al-Okbi, H.

In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2000, p. 246-248.

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