Duodenal ulcer in sickle cell anemia.
ABSTRACT A 14-year-old black male with sickle cell anemia developed a duodenal ulcer that masqueraded as sickle cell-related abdominal pain crisis on multiple occasions. Malingering and poor therapeutic compliance aggravated the ulcer in this patient, who ultimately succumbed to a catastrophic bleed. Duodenal ulcer appears to be an infrequent but difficult to treat lesion in sickle cell disease. An in-depth review on the occurrence of duodenal ulcer in sickle cell anemia is presented. The etiological mechanisms of peptic ulcer disease in this population and the potential benefits of transfusion therapy are discussed.
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ABSTRACT: A case of pancreatitis that occurred as a complication of a vaso-occlusive crisis in a child with sickle cell anemia is reported. We encourage others to consider pancreatitis as a cause for abdominal pain in children with multisystem diseases, particularly those that may cause ischemic organ injury such as sickle cell anemia.Journal of the National Medical Association 02/1993; 85(1):70-2. · 0.91 Impact Factor