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Gastroenterological Complications

  • Jo Howard
  • Paul Telfer
Chapter
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

Gastroenterological symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhoea, constipation and weight loss are common, and can be due to complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) or other common medical conditions, some of which are more frequent in SCD. Sickle related gastroenterological complications include abdominal crises, acute hepatic sequestration, sickle hepatopathy (intra-hepatic cholestasis) and gallstone-related disease.

Keywords

Sickle Cell Disease Exchange Transfusion Hepatic Sinusoid Autoimmune Liver Disease Acute Chest Syndrome 
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Bibliography

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jo Howard
    • 1
  • Paul Telfer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HaematologyGuy’s and St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of HaematologyRoyal London HospitalLondonUK

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