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Study shows hydroxyurea to be safe for children with sickle cell anemia
eMediNexus,  05 December 2018
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#Infectious Diseases #Pathology and Lab Medicine #Pediatrics #Pharmacist

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   Hydroxyurea treatment was feasible and safe in children with sickle cell anemia living in sub-Saharan Africa. Hydroxyurea use reduced the incidence of vaso-occlusive events, infections, malaria, transfusions, and death, which supports the need for wider access to treatment. These findings were published December 1, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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