Acute chest syndrome history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

History and Symptoms

Symptoms

  • The most common presenting symptoms for ACS are:
  • There is an age dependant frequency of symptoms:
  • Symptomatology generally does not vary between patients with Hb SS and Hb SC disease, except that severe chest pain is seen more frequently in patients with Hb SS. There tends to be a seasonal variation, with more cases occurring in the winter months.

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