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Hydroxyurea therapy for priapism prevention and erectile function recovery in sickle cell disease: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24824148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Prolonged ischemic priapism in patients with sickling hemoglobinopathies is a urologic emergency requiring immediate intervention to avoid irreversible anoxic penile injury, corporal fibrosis, and erectile dysfunction. Therapeutic options, however, are limited and often ineffective. Here, we report recovery of erectile function with hydroxyurea therapy in an adolescent with hemoglobin SS following a prolonged episode of priapism and subsequent severe erectile dysfunction. This case suggests a potential role of hydroxyurea in reversing end organ damage in patients with hemoglobin SS and also supports basic science work indicating involvement of the NO-dependent pathway in the pathogenesis of sickle cell disease-associated priapism.
Uzoma A Anele; A Kyle Mack; Linda M S Resar; Arthur L Burnett
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2584     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urol Nephrol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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