II. Epidemiology

  1. Occurs in 20%
  2. Most common complication of Sickle Cell Anemia

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Results from necrosis of tip of renal papilla

IV. Signs

  1. Gross, Painless Hematuria

V. Diagnosis

  1. Rule out other causes of Hematuria

VI. Management

  1. Does not require hospitalization
  2. Aminocaproic Acid (EACA)

VII. Course

  1. Often continues for weeks
  2. Spontaneous resolution

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