hrp0095p1-334 | Multisystem Endocrine Disorders | ESPE2022

Multi-continent comparison of the prevalence of short stature and undernutrition in children and adolescents with homozygous sickle cell disease: Africa, USA, Europe, and Middle East area

Soliman Ashraf , Alaaraj Nada , Soliman Nada , Bilial Ilham

Background: Poor growth and under-nutrition are common in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). This review summarizes evidence of impaired linear growth and weight gain in children with SCD in different regions of the world in the past 25 years.Methods: A literature search was conducted on Medline/PUBMED, Google scholar, and SCOPUS, for studies published in English during the past 25 years, using the keywords sickle ...