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Peripheral Gangrene in Sickle Cell Disease- A Rare but Dreaded Complication
Krutika A Kurhade, Bhavana B Lakhkar.
Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, India.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a very common condition in central India affecting a large number of pediatric population. The acute painful sickle cell episode (painful crisis) resulting due to vaso-occlusion is the hallmark of sickle cell disease. Pain usually involves the low back, joints, bones of extremities, chest, and abdomen in decreasing order of frequency. Other major complications include infection, acute splenic sequestration crisis, aplastic crisis, acute chest syndrome, stroke, cholelithiasis and renal disease in children. Vascular thrombosis with gangrene is rare. We present a 9-year-old male with SCD who developed peripheral gangrene of digits of upper limb and lower limb along with pain in extremities.

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