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Human Studies

2021 May 19

Clin J Pain

Sickle Cell Disease and Pain: Is it all Vaso-occlusive Crises?


Ramsay Z, Bartlett R, Ali A, Grant J, Gordon-Strachan G, Asnani M
Clin J Pain. 2021 May 19.
PMID: 34008506.


Acute pain is the main complication of sickle cell disease. Chronic and neuropathic pain may also be experienced but have not been formally described in Jamaican patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine their prevalence and characteristics, and to determine the common pain locations and modalities of management.