Allergic Sensitization Is Associated with Decreased Risk of ED Visits and Hospitalizations for Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Conclusions: In a population of children with SCD, allergic sensitization was associated with decreased risk of ED visits (total, for pain, and for fever). The mechanism for an association between atopy and a less severe phenotype of SCD is unclear. These findings point to potential differences in immunologic endotype/phenotype and add support to the hypothesis that lower airway disease in children with SCD has a different mechanism than typical childhood atopic asthma. Further investigation into the immunologic phenotypes and mechanisms of lower airway disease in children with SCD is warranted.1All IRR presented are per allergen, adjusted for age, sex, hydroxyurea use, and HOH education level; 95% confidence interval.DisclosuresStrouse: Global Blood Therapeutics: Consultancy.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 114. Hemoglobinopathies, Excluding Thalassemia-Clinical: Poster III Source Type: research

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