Morbidity of sickle cell trait at high altitude Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Altitude
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Sickle Cell Trait

abstract

  • A Caucasian with sickle cell trait (54% A, 43% S hemoglobin) had symptoms and signs of chronic hemolytic anemia as well as splenic infarction while living at very high altitude (in excess of 2,800 m). Trips from sea level back to high altitude repeatedly precipitated pulmonary infarctions. All symptoms and evidence of hemolysis resolved at low altitude.

publication date

  • January 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6463681

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1049

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 77

number

  • 8