Morbidity of sickle cell trait at high altitude. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • A Caucasian with sickle cell trait (54% A, 43% S hemoglobin) had symptoms and signs of chronic hemolytic anemia as well as splenic infarction while living at very high altitude (in excess of 2,800 m). Trips from sea level back to high altitude repeatedly precipitated pulmonary infarctions. All symptoms and evidence of hemolysis resolved at low altitude.

publication date

  • August 1, 1984

Research

keywords

  • Altitude
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Sickle Cell Trait

Identity

Scopus Document Identifier

  • 0021183931

PubMed ID

  • 6463681

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 77

issue

  • 8