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Acute encephalopathy, hypertension and gram negative sepsis in sickle cell disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8312220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case histories of two patients with sickle cell disease and gram negative sepsis complicated by encephalopathy and hypertension is presented. The first patient had 2 episodes of "hypertensive encephalopathy" before control of her blood pressure was achieved while the second patient had only one. The occurrence, though apparently rare, can have serious implications. Possible mechanisms are discussed and the need to monitor the blood pressure of children with sickle cell disease is stressed.
G O Akpede; A I Airede
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-22     Completed Date:  1994-03-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, College of Medical Sciences, Borno State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Sickle Cell / blood,  complications*
Bacteremia / blood,  etiology*,  microbiology,  therapy
Blood Pressure
Coma / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / blood,  etiology*,  microbiology,  therapy
Hypertension / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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