Association Between Sickle Cell Trait With Selected Chronic Medical Conditions in U.S. Service Members.

Conclusion: SCT in these racially diverse, young adults increased both the incidence of and healthcare utilization for thromboembolism, diabetes mellitus type II, sickle cell disease, pulmonary, and chronic renal conditions. These findings suggest that clinicians treating young adults with SCT should exercise heightened surveillance for these CMC to ensure both early diagnosis and access to treatments. PMID: 29889287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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