Children with SCD may present anemia, repeated infections, and shortness of breath. Also, they might episodes of pain. These manifestations of the condition need to be taken into consideration when treating children with SCD.
Pulmonary hypertension is when you have high blood pressure, but it is limited to your lungs. (This is just like the high blood pressure you have when they take your BP at the doctors’ office, only it is only high in your lungs) in adult sickle cell patients, this is not a rare condition, and occurs in about 1/10 adults with sickle cell disease.