Multiple pathologic fractures in a 19-month-old boy with sickle cell disease

Haematology; Orthopaedics; Paediatrics; Pathology; Radiology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2013.0012
13
63-68
Multiple pathologic fractures in a 19-month-old boy with sickle cell disease

Multiple pathologic fractures in a patient with sickle cell disease is rare; bone involvement is well documented in this disease, however multiple pathologic fractures as a complication are uncommon. We present a case involving a 19-month-old boy known to have sickle cell disease who developed multiple pathologic fractures as a complication of his disease. The patient was treated conservatively with excellent outcome.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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