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Pediatric to Adult Transition in Sickle Cell Disease: Survey Results from Young Adult Patients.

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Summary of "Pediatric to Adult Transition in Sickle Cell Disease: Survey Results from Young Adult Patients."

We surveyed sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who transitioned from pediatric care at Texas Children's Hematology Center (TCHC) to adult care to determine the characteristics of patients with an adult SCD provider, continuation rates of pre-transition therapies, and patient perceptions of the transition process.

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Name: Acta haematologica
ISSN: 1421-9662
Pages: 1-13

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An abnormal hemoglobin resulting from the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at position 6 of the beta chain of the globin moiety. The heterozygous state results in sickle cell trait, the homozygous in sickle cell anemia.

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