Sickle cell disease
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Acute sickle cell crisis?
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Artifact from metal nose bridge in face mask.
Lower thoracic vertebral endplate depressions, not quite yet H-shaped vertebrae.
A young patient from the appropriate ethnicity for sickle cell disease. The bones are diffusely sclerotic for a young patient.
Several of the superior endplates of the thoracic vertebrae are depressed (due to infarction from vaso-occlusive disease). None as yet are H-shaped.
In this setting or in an exam, other findings to look for include: