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Case Reports in MedicineVolume 2010 2010, Article ID 659031, 3 pages

Case Report

Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Division of Rheumatology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA

Division of Hematology-Oncology, Wayne State University-Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Received 8 November 2009; Accepted 3 February 2010

Academic Editor: Pierre W. Wijermans

Copyright © 2010 Nishant Tageja et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Medical literature detailing muscular complications of sickle cell anemia is sparse and limited to a few case-reports. Features consistent with myositis and myonecrosis are often overlooked and patients are inadequately treated, leading to unforeseen complications. We report an interesting case of sickle cell myonecrosis and review the existing literature on this subject.





Author: Nishant Tageja, Marius Racovan, Jason Valent, and Jeffrey Zonder

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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