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Table 3 Reasons for admission of the children with sickle cell anaemia without stroke

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

Diagnosis No of patients, N = 2029 Frequency (%)
Vaso-occlusive crises 811 40.0
Severe anaemia (Hb <7 g/dl) 503 24.8
Pneumonia 197 9.7
Bacteraemia 194 9.5
Acute chest syndrome 84 4.1
Malaria 78 3.8
Dactylitis 66 3.2
Hyperhaemolytic crisis 25 1.2
Osteomyelitis 14 0.7
Othersa 62 3.1
  1. aTuberculosis, Meningitis, Cholecystitis, Urinary tract infections, leg ulcers, priapism, paediatric HIV, pyelonephritis, abdominal malignancy, acute watery diarrhea, febrile convulsions, URTI (frequency of less than five)