Acute Chest Syndrome
Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a severe lung-related complication of sickle cell disease that affects both children and adults.
Learn About Acute Chest Syndrome
Acute chest syndrome happens when these sickle cells block the small blood vessels in the lungs.
Acute Chest Syndrome Symptoms and Diagnosis
The signs and symptoms of acute chest syndrome can vary.
Treating and Managing Acute Chest Syndrome
Treatment must be aggressive since the disease can progress quickly. ACS treatment may include pain control, intravenous (IV) fluids if dehydration is suspected, antibiotics to treat infection, supplemental oxygen, and blood transfusions.