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Sickle Cell Anemia: Musculoskeletal Aspects

(see also: Osteomyelitis in Sickle Cell Patient)

Discussion

  • affects 1% of blacks - is more severe but less common than sickle cell trait (8% prevalence);
  • two main genotypes include Hb S and Hb C forms of disease;
  • crises usually begin at age 2-3 years and may lead to bone infarctions;

Sequelae of Sickle Cell

AVN of humeral head

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