Pediatric Case of Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell: Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) often have cognitive, behavioral, and mood-related difficulties, in part due to the effect of their medical condition on the central nervous system. They are at high risk for neurological injury and insult, with as many as one-third having neurological complications. This chapter details a pediatric case of SCD, assessed through repeated neuropsychological evaluations. It highlights the unique challenges of assessing a “moving target”—the interaction between a protean chronic illness and the developing brain.
KeywordsSickle cell disease Pediatric Cognitive Neuropsychology Medical/neurological assessment
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