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Summary

SCD has a variety of acute complications that are frequently seen in the ED. VOC requires rapid, systematic, and appropriate use of analgesia for optimum patient comfort. ACS, stroke, TRCA, and splenic sequestration carry a high mortality rate; recognition is key for rapid resuscitation and improved outcomes. Priapism is a debilitating complication that carries long-term morbidity. A multidisciplinary approach is essential to ensure that rapid and appropriate management is executed. Sickle cell trait should not be considered a benign disease, given the potential complications that can occur. ECAST requires a high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and initiation of critical care.

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