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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Walker, Tom M.; Hambleton, Ian R. ; Serjeant, Graham R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Medicine Research Institute
Article Title
Gallstones in sickle cell disease: Observations from The Jamaican Cohort study
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Journal Title
Journal of Pediatrics
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2000
Volume ID
136
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
80-5
Language
eng
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ISSN
0022-3476
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Abstract
The prevalence, incidence, risk factors, clinical associations, and morbidity of gallstones were studied in 311 patients with homozygous sickle cell disease and 167 patients with sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease in a cohort study from birth. Gallstones developed in 96 patients with homozygous sickle cell disease and 18 patients with sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease; specific symptoms necessitating cholecystectomy occurred in only 7 patients with homozygous sickle cell disease.....
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