Over the last three decades there has been improvement in survival in children with sickle cell disease. Overall survival from birth to age 18 of 86% and 95% has been reported in children with sickle cell anemia (HbSS) and sickle hemoglobin C (Hb SC) disease respectively. These encouraging results are secondary to initiation of preventive measures like newborn screening, penicillin prophylaxis, immunization and stroke prevention and other supportive therapies. Ballas (
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