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Sickle cell patients with vitamin D deficiency prone to more ED visits, longer stays

Key clinical point: Patients with SCD plus vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have more emergency department visits and longer length of admission.

Major finding: Patients with both SCD and vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have at least one ED visit (P < .01).

Study details: A single-center retrospective chart review of all pediatric patients with SCD (1-21 years old) with at least one reported vitamin D level who maintained follow up (n = 90).

Disclosures: The authors reported that there was no study funding and that they had no conflicts of interest.


Brown B et al. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2020.102415.