Disease Information for Acute Chest Syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Chest Pain
Cough
Cough Acute
Cough, productive
Dyspnea
Dyspnea at rest
Dyspnea, chronic progressive
Hemoptysis
Painful cough
Pleuritic chest pain
Respiratory distress
Scant hemoptysis
Tachypnea/Increased respiratory rate
Wheezing
Acutely ill patient/signs
Adults sicker than children
Chills
Fever
Disease Progression
Course/Lethal possible/not usual
Course/Potentially lethal/untreated
Course/Progressive
Lethal Potential
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
African black population
Black/African american population
Established Disease Population
Patient/Sickle cell/anemia
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult/all
Population/Child
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Hemoglobin (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
Fibrin Split Products/FSP/Dimers/Monomers (Lab)
Indirect bilirubin (Lab)
Lactic Dehydrogenase (LDH LH) (Lab)
Sickle cells/Prep (Lab)
URINE Haptoglobin
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
Pulse oximetry/low O2 saturation
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Basilar infiltrate/Chest
Xray/Bilateral transient upper lobe infiltrates/chest
Xray/Fluffy bilateral patchy infiltrates
Xray/Infiltrate, pulmonary/Chest
Xray/Patchy infiltrate/Chest
Xray/Upper lobe lesion/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Pneumonia, bacterial
Pulmonary embolism
Upper lobe pneumonia
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute chest sydrome/sickle cell crisis
Hypoxemia
Hypoxia, systemic
Respiratory failure/Pulmonary insufficiency
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pulmonary artery disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Upper lobe pneumonia/predelict
Process
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Blood transfusion/packed cells
RX/Hydration
RX/Hydroxyurea (Hydrea)
Other Treatments
TX/Exchange transfusion.
TX/Expectant/supportive treatment.
TX/Medical emergency
Definition
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External Links Related to Acute Chest Syndrome
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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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