Summary: This statement provides pediatricians in primary care and subspecialty practice with an overview of the genetics, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, and treatment of SCD. It is essential that every child with SCD receive comprehensive care that is coordinated through a medical home with appropriate expertise.
Bibliographic details: Section on Hematology/Oncology Committee on Genetics; American Academy of Pediatrics. Health supervision for children with sickle cell disease. Pediatrics 2002 Mar;109(3):526-35
Publication history information: There is a comment on this guideline in: Pediatrics 2003 Mar;111(3):710-1; author reply 710-1.
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(Reaffirmed February 2016)