Renal function during painful sickle cell crisis

W. A. Wilson, G. A O Alleyne

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Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was increased, and urine flow rate and sodium excretion diminished early in painful sickle cell crisis; the last two changes may be responses to a tendency to shrinkage of plasma volume. Increased GFR during painful crisis could in the presence of decreased fluid intake contribute to fluid loss, loss of plasma volume and circulatory stasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalWest Indian Medical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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