1 Department of Pediatrics, King, Abdulaziz Hospital, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
2 Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal University, College of Medicine, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
3 Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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The main aim was to report the prevalence and severity of serious
bacterial infections (SBI) in children with sickle cell disease at King
Abdulaziz Hospital (KAH), Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, to aid in determining
whether outpatient management of such cases is appropriate.
1. Demographic characteristics for 320 admissions for febrile children with sickle cell disease.
|Table 2.SBI Prevalence in 320 admissions for febrile children with sickle cell disease.|
|Table 3. Characteristics of Confirmed SBI Cases (n=25) in 320 admissions for febrile children with sickle cell disease.|
|Table 4. Prevalence of SBI among patients on penicillin prophylaxis.