Acute Chest Syndrome

  • Etiology: in sickle cell disease, pulmonary thrombotic crisis resulting in micro-infarcts precipitated by infection
  • CXR: infiltrates + atelectasis, fish vertebrae

Cases of Acute Chest Syndrome

CXR of acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease
CXR AP shows bibasilar infiltrates, right greater than left, and a small right pleural effusion.