Development of interactive algorithm for clinical management of acute events related to sickle cell disease in emergency department

Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2014 Jun 23;9:91. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-9-91.


Sickle cell disease (SCD ORPHA232; OMIM 603903) is a rare hereditary red cell disorder, which global distribution is changed in the last decade due to immigration-fluxes from endemic areas to Western-countries. One of the main clinical manifestations of SCD are the acute painful vaso-occlusive crisis, which cause frequent accesses of SCD patients to the emergency departments (EDs). This has generated the requirement of feasible tools for emergency givers. In the context of the scientific-Italian-Society for the study of Thalassemias and Hemoglobinopathies (SITE), we developed an algorithm with interactive windows to guide physicians in managing SCD patients in EDs.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / physiopathology
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / therapy*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Humans