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Acute Pancreatitis as a Complication of Sickle Cell Anaemia

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Department of General Surgery, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, England BB2 3HH, UK
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Department of Haematology, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, England BB2 3HH, UK
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Reports 2018, 1(3), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/reports1030019
Received: 19 September 2018 / Revised: 23 October 2018 / Accepted: 23 October 2018 / Published: 25 October 2018
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Abstract

A common cause of abdominal pain is acute pancreatitis, with the majority of cases being attributed to gallstones and excess alcohol. Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is an autosomal recessive disease causing the production of abnormal haemoglobin. Physiological changes can lead to vaso-occlusion in sickle cell anaemia. Cholelithiasis is frequently seen in patients with SCA and complications from this can increase patient morbidity. We present a rare case of acute pancreatitis inducing a vaso-occlusive crisis. View Full-Text
Keywords: acute pancreatitis; sickle cell anaemia; cholelithiasis; cholecystectomy acute pancreatitis; sickle cell anaemia; cholelithiasis; cholecystectomy
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Moori, P.L.; Dosis, A.; Ahmad, Z.; Kausar, A.; Triantafyllopoulou, D. Acute Pancreatitis as a Complication of Sickle Cell Anaemia. Reports 2018, 1, 19.

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