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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Serjeant, Graham R.; Higgs, D.R; Hambleton, I.R
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Elderly survivors with homozygous sickle cell disease
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Journal Title
The New England Journal of Medicine
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
356
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
643-3
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Location/URL
http:; content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/356/6/642.pdf
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Abstract
Reports that prolonged survival in homozygous sickle cell disease is more common than previously thought. States that the University of the West Indies has treated 102 patients (64.7%women) who survived beyond their 60th birthday.