Experience with cholelithiasis in patients with sickle cell disease in Nigeria.

@article{Adekile1985ExperienceWC,
  title={Experience with cholelithiasis in patients with sickle cell disease in Nigeria.},
  author={Adekunle Adekile},
  journal={The American journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={1985},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={261-4}
}
  • Adekunle Adekile
  • Published 1985 in
    The American journal of pediatric hematology…
Sickle cell anemia, like other chronic hemolytic states, predisposes to cholelithiasis. However, it seems that other factors, apart from the consequent hyperbilirubinemia, contribute to this predisposition. This concept is supported by the fact that while cholelithiasis is very common among North American sickle cell patients, it is not so common in African patients. It is now believed that African sickle cell patients are protected from developing gallstones because of their low dietary intake… CONTINUE READING