crises (sickle cell)
Sickle cell crises occur most commonly in haemoglobin S homozygotes. Patients with mixed haemoglobinopathies may have sickling episodes e.g. SC disease.
Sickle cell crises do not occur in Hb S heterozygotes.
The various sickle cell crises and their acute management are described below.
Last reviewed 01/2018