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Sickle Cell Disease (Pediatrics)

Prevention of Sickle Cell Crises—Prevention of Infections and Other Complications

Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing pneumococcal infection in children with sickle cell disease.

Hirst C, Owusu-Ofori S.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012;(9):CD003427.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22972063

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD003427.pub2

Sickle cell disease.

Meremikwu MM, Okomo U.

Source‎: Clin Evid (Online) 2011;02:2402.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21718552

Malaria chemoprophylaxis in sickle cell disease.

Oniyangi O, Omari AA.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006;(4):CD003489.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17054173

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