Journal Published Online: 01 November 1998
Volume 43, Issue 6

Sudden Death in Police Pursuit



A rare complication of sickle cell trait is sudden death and collapse. Military recruits, pilots, and subjects exposed to hypoxic stress such as high altitude and experiencing sudden cardiorespiratory collapse as a result of sickle cell trait have been well described. This is a case of a 13-year-old black male who collapsed after a police pursuit and was found to have sickle cell trait and microscopic evidence of asthma.

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Thogmartin, JR
Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office, West Palm Beach, FL
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Stock #: JFS14391J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14391J