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Multifocal osteonecrosis in a 3-year-old child with sickle beta plus thalassemia
  • Neha Bhasin,
  • Nathan Price,
  • Sarah Desoky
Neha Bhasin
University of Arizona Arizona Health Sciences Center
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Nathan Price
University of Arizona Arizona Health Sciences Center
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Sarah Desoky
University of Arizona Arizona Health Sciences Center
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Abstract

Sickle beta + thalassemia (Sβ+) is considered to be a mild form of sickle cell disease (SCD). However, some patients with mild disease can present with osteonecrosis. Here, we present a three-year-old male who presented with acute pain and baseline hemoglobin of 13 g/dL with multifocal osteonecrosis of multiple areas in his vertebrae, pelvis and femurs that improved with partial exchange transfusion and hydroxyurea.