Acute pancreatitis during sickle cell vaso-occlusive painful crisis.

  title={Acute pancreatitis during sickle cell vaso-occlusive painful crisis.},
  author={Shahid Uddin Ahmed and Anita Karim Siddiqui and Rina K Siddiqui and Miriam Kimpo and Linda A Russo and Joseph Mattana},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  volume={73 3},
Sickle cell disease is characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive painful crisis. The vascular occlusion in sickle cell disease is a complex process and accounts for the majority of the clinical manifestations of the disease. Abdominal pain is an important component of vaso-occlusive painful crisis and may mimic diseases such as acute appendicitis and cholecystitis. Acute pancreatitis is rarely included as a cause of abdominal pain in patients with sickle cell disease. When it… CONTINUE READING

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