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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-178

Sickle Cell Crisis Mimicking Severe Decompression Sickness in a Recreational SCUBA Diver

1 Cl Spl (Marine Med), SNM, INHS Asvini, Colaba Mumbai, India
2 CO, INHS Dhanvantari, India
3 Cl Spl (Marine Medicine), SNM INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai, India

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C S Mohanty
Cl Spl (Marine Med), SNM, INHS Asvini, Colaba Mumbai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.204475

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SCUBA diving is an increasingly popular recreational sport across the globe and normally conducted by trained diving instructors. Increased commercialization, inadequate professional knowledge/training and poor compliance to the existing safety guidelines may be the contributing factors responsible for accidents related to SCUBA diving. We present a rare case of vaso-occlusive sickle cell crisis mimicking Decompression S

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