Sickle cell spine

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Sickel cell disease: H shaped vertebra

Case Discussion

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary condition caused by the formation of abnormal haemoglobin, which manifests as multisystem ischaemia and infarction, as well as haemolytic anaemia. The disease carries an autosomal recessive inheritance.

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Case information

rID: 3075
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 8th Feb 2017
Tag: spine
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