Acute Thoracic Syndrome: Formidable Complication during Pregnancy in the Homozygotic Sickle Cell

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Bassowa Akila
Douaguibe Baguilane
Ajavon Dede
Fiagnon Kodjo
Aboubakari Samadou
Akpadza Koffi

Abstract

Acute thoracic syndrome is one of the specifically rare and serious pathologies in homozygous sickle cell disease. Diagnosis should be suspected during pregnancy in febrile or non - febrile patients with vaso - occlusive painful crisis associated with severe respiratory distress without obvious cause as shown by this 32 years old pregnant woman. The treatment must rest mainly in sub-equipped environment on blood transfusions, antibiotic therapy, oxygen therapy and especially apheresis of red blood cells

Keywords:
Sickle cell disease, pregnancy, Lome (Togo).

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Akila, B., Baguilane, D., Dede, A., Kodjo, F., Samadou, A., & Koffi, A. (2019). Acute Thoracic Syndrome: Formidable Complication during Pregnancy in the Homozygotic Sickle Cell. Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2(1), 1-6. Retrieved from http://journalarjgo.com/index.php/ARJGO/article/view/30093
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