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Unravel the Science of Ongoing VOC Damage in Sickle Cell Disease

Vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) are the clinical hallmark of sickle cell disease (SCD), and originate from ongoing, silent, vaso-occlusion, which is primarily caused by multicellular adhesion.1-3

 

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