Hi, SCD is a lifelong disease. The goal is to achieve a normal life span with minimal morbidity. As therapy improves, the prognosis also improves.
Repeated infarction of joints, bones, and growth plates leads to aseptic necrosis, especially in weightbearing areas such as the femur. This complication is associated with chronic pain and disability and may require changes in employment and lifestyle.
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