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Table 2 Co-morbid conditions in children with sickle cell anaemia stroke

From: Prevalence of stroke in children admitted with sickle cell anaemia to Mulago Hospital

Co-morbid diagnosis No of patients N = 106 Frequency (%)
Severe anaemia (Hb <7 g/dl) 23 21.7
Vaso-occlusive crises 18 17.0
Bacteraemia 18 17.0
Pneumonia 9 8.4
Malaria 7 6.6
Acute chest syndrome 3 2.8
Acute watery diarrhea 2 1.9
Othersa 5 4.7
  1. aacute diarrhea, severe malnutrition, cellulitis, dental infections, urinary tract infection