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Pain--ranging in intensity from moderate to excruciating--is the most common symptom of a vasoocclusive crisis, which is caused by the vicious cycle of sickling.
Among all sickle cell crises, vasoocclusive crisis (VOC) is the most common one but is not as life-threatening as the others (Wong et al.