Table 1.

Spleen function at 3-6 and 18 months of age in children with SCA, as measured by 99mTc-heated RBC spleen scintigraphy (splenic uptake) and %HJB-RBCs

Age, moSplenic uptake, %Patients, n (%)%HJB-RBCs, median (range)
3-6100-15017 (68)0.32 (0.01-1.27)
75-1003 (12)0.16, 0.3 and 1.96
50-751 (4)ND
25-502 (8)0.05 and 3.18
0-252 (8)2.88 and 2.9
18100-1509 (50)0.07 (0.01-1.3)
75-1002 (11.1)0.8 and 1.41
50-751 (5.6)1.12
25-502 (11.1)2.98*
0-254 (22.2)4.77 (1.37-5.11)
  • ND, not determined.

  • * Only 1 blood sample was processed.