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Sickle cell trait, as opposed to the disease, is a rare condition with fewer medical complications. We present a case of a 24 year old Army recruit, who required multiple fasciotomies for limb compartment syndrome, associated with sickle cell trait. We discuss the management, complications and screening programmes of the condition and make suggestions for the training of sickle cell trait personnel in planning a career in the Armed Forces.
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 06/2011; 157(2):182-3. DOI:10.1136/jramc-157-02-12 · 0.81 Impact Factor