Acute chest syndrome physical examination

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

Overview

Physical Examination

Vital Signs

Temperature

  • Fevers up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pulse Rate

Respiration Rate

Eyes

Lung

  • Rales and dullness to percussion are the most common findings on physical exam.
  • 35% of patients have a normal auscultatory exam.
  • Patients can also have sternal tenderness.
    • There is little difference in physical findings between patients with Hb SS and Hb SC disease.

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