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D Munube, E Katabira, G Ndeezi, M Joloba, S Lhatoo, M Sajatovic and JK Tumwine
Abstract
Stroke is a major complication of sickle cell anaemia (SCA). It occurs commonly in childhood with about 10 % of children with sickle cell anaemia getting affected by this complication. In Uganda, there is paucity of data on the prevalence of stroke in children admitted in a tertiary institution. We determined the prevalence of stroke amongst children with SCA admitted to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda and described the ir co-morbidities.
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Anemias, Red blood cell, Sickle, Sickle-cell disease
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