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 Health  Vol.9 No.7 , July 2017
SC Hemoglobinopathy (HbSC) with Osteoarticular Complications: Case Report
Abstract:
Background: Among hemoglobinopathies, the most prevalent in our population are hemoglobins S and C, which are capable of producing disease when homozygous. In cases of double heterozygotes with sickle hemoglobin C (SC), the disease is less expressive in its clinical condition and rarer. Case report: Patient has a previous hospitalization with pain in the joints in knee and hip and several febrile peaks. Upon physical examination, the patient had difficulty in walking, without edema, pedal and tibial posterior pulses present, with no signs of compartment syndrome. Complementary exams revealed anemia, leukocytosis and lymphopenia. The hemoglobin electrophoresis showed the SC Hemoglobinopathy. The treatment with antibiotic therapy according to the protocol (Oxacillin and Ceftriaxone) was restarted and submitted to joint drainage in affected limb. Conclusion: Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in patients in the pediatric age group should be considered as serious infections that deserve hospitalization and more expressive treatment.
Cite this paper: Macedo, F. , Júnior, J. , Guimarães, F. , Tomaz, R. , Monte Alto, D. , Pinheiro, P. and Coelho, J. (2017) SC Hemoglobinopathy (HbSC) with Osteoarticular Complications: Case Report. Health, 9, 1075-1080. doi: 10.4236/health.2017.97078.
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