Chapter 25. Sickle Cell Disease

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Chad K. Klauser MD and
  2. John C. Morrison MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch25

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Klauser, C. K. and Morrison, J. C. (2005) Sickle Cell Disease, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • sickle cell disease;
  • hemoglobin S-thalassemia (Hb S-Thal);
  • pre-eclampsia;
  • hemoglobin S, occurring in patients of Caribbean or Central American descent;
  • hemoglobinopathies;
  • preimplantation genetic diagnosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Management

  • Complications

  • Follow-up

  • Future Directions

  • Suggested Reading