Cirrhosis: An Unusual Presentation of Sickle Cell Disease OD03-OD04
Dr. Rushad Patell,
32 Alka Society, Akota, Gujarat-390020, India.
Hepatobiliary complications of sickle cell disease are relatively rare but well recognised in literature. Clinical syndromes range from mild intrahepatic cholestasis and gallstones to life threatening sequestration crisis. Most patients, homozygous for sickle cell anaemia, present before adolescence. We report a case of an adult man with no prior symptoms who presented for the first time with decompensated cirrhosis, which was found to be due to underlying previously unrecognised sickle cell anaemia.