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Liver Update: Clinical Management of Sickle Cell Liver Disease in Children and Young Adults

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Liver involvement in sickle cell disease (SCD) is commonly termed sickle cell hepatopathy (SCH). SCH comes as a complication of SCD which may cause significant mortality. SCH includes all hepatobiliary dysfunction in the context of SCD. Investigations for Liver Dysfunction in SCD includes-In Asymptomatic cases:Liver function tests annually or moreLiver ultrasound annually after >5 years of ageFerritin annually if transfused, or monthly if chronically transfusedliver ultrasound, if conjug...
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