Splenic abscess, a rare complication in a case of sickle cell thalassemia

Authors

  • Ankitha Ponathil Department of Paediatrics, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Rajesh Rai Department of Paediatrics, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Prithi Inamdar Department of Paediatrics, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Ravi Naulakha Department of Paediatrics, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20240106

Keywords:

Sickle cell anemia, SCD, Splenic micro abscesses

Abstract

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited autosomal recessive haemoglobinopathy. Sickle cell beta thalassemia is a variant syndrome of SCD characterised by the compound heterozygosity for sickle and beta thalassemia genes. We present a case of 12 year old male child diagnosed case of sickle cell thalassemia at the age of 2 years with complaints of fever, yellowish discolouration of eyes and drowsiness. USG abdomen was done suggestive of splenomegaly, multiple ill-defined, heterogeneously hypo-echoic, areas scattered throughout the splenic parenchyma with no vascularity within likely representing as splenic micro-abscesses. Child was started on antibiotics covering anaerobic and gram-positive organisms (vancomycin, meropenem, amikacin and metronidazole). Currently child is doing well with huge relieve to his symptoms.

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2024-01-25

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