Sickle cell anemia on chest radiograph

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Male

Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contours are normal. The bones are diffusely sclerotic and there are H-shaped vertebral bodies in keeping with sickle cell anemia.

Case Discussion

The patient had a known diagnosis of sickle cell anemia.

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Case information

rID: 57654
Published: 5th Jan 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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