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[prevention of infectious diseases in the drepanocytic child].children with sickle cell anemia are more exposed to infection than healthy children. indeed, infections are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell anemia, especially those aged 6 months to 5 years. phagocytosis is reduced in these children. polynuclear neutrophils reveal various poorly understood irregularities and are associated with a reduction of phagocytic power: zinc deficiency, reduced post-phagocytic oxidative metabolism, and a prevalence of neutrophil ...199212290182
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