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Most Recent Articles For: Sickle Cell Crisis

Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 18th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology a. Formation of abnormal hemoglobin chains containing hemoglobin S: When red blood cells (RBCs) are exposed to low oxygen saturation states, hemoglobin S causes the beta cells to contract and clump together inside the cell, thus distorting its shape. b. Hemolysis occurs as the sickled cells clump together and obstruct blood flow, rendering the individual ...

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