Splenic infarction due to concomitant hereditary spherocytosis and sickle cell trait

Robin Yates Dulman, George R. Buchanan, Howard Ginsburg, Nancy R. Fefferman, M. Alba Greco, Dariusz Borys, Francine Blei

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Abstract

Concomitant hereditary spherocytosis and sickle cell trait, although extremely rare, could potentially lead to splenic sequestration or infarction. We report here the first case of splenic infarction in a child with hereditary spherocytosis and sickle cell trait while flying on a commercial aircraft. The presence of hypoxia, hemoconcentrated erythrocytes, and sickle hemoglobin created the perfect environment for clinical sequelae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2129-2131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Pediatric
  • Red blood cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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