Knowledge check

True of false: Acute chest syndrome rarely occurs in HbSC disease. It is almost exclusively a condition associated with HbSS.

a
True
b
False

True of false: Acute chest syndrome may be more severe in patients with HbSC compared to HbSS because baseline hemoglobin tends to higher in HbSC.

a
True
b
False

Which of the following are treatment recommendations in all patients with acute chest syndrome (ACS)?

a
Exchange transfusion
Only in the more severe cases or in those with high baseline hemoglobin.
b
Antibiotics
c
Incentive spirometry
d
Therapeutic anticoagulation