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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-77
Renal Replacement Therapy in End-Stage Sickle Cell Nephropathy: Presentation of Two Cases and Literature Review


Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Samir H Al-Mueilo
King Fahd Hospital of the University, PO Box 40154, Alkhobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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Chronic renal failure develops in 4-18% of patients with sickle cell anemia. Hemodialysis and kidney transplant are viable options in the management of end-stage renal disease in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Information on kidney disease among Saudi patients with SCD is non-existing. In this report, the clinical course of two adult males with end-stage sickle cell nephropathy from Eastern Saudi Arabia is described. Literature on renal replacement therapy in sickle cell anemia (SCA) is discussed.


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