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Acute Chest Syndrome in Pediatric Patients

Do we still need the chest xray?

By Michael Prats, MD on 04/10/17 02:00 AM

Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a feared complication of patients with sickle cell disease. Usually, whenever there is clinical concern for ACS, the first step is obtaining a chest xray. In an effort to reduce radiation to our vulnerable youth, this study examines the accuracy of point of care lung ultrasound in making the diagnosis compared to the chest xray.