Sickle cell disease

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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Multiple pigment gallstones and H-shaped vertebrae.

Case Discussion

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary condition caused by the formation of abnormal haemoglobin, which manifests as multisystem ischaemia and infarction.

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Case information

rID: 8542
Case created: 10th Feb 2010
Last edited: 25th Sep 2017
Tag: spine
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