Portal hypertension associated with sickle cell disease.

  title={Portal hypertension associated with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Sunil K B Kumar and Rajnish Joshi and A. P. Jain},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  volume={26 2},
We report a 12-year-old girl with sickle cell disease who presented with pain in abdomen, fever, joint pain and hematemesis. On examination she had mild jaundice and splenomegaly. Upper GI endoscopy showed esophageal varices. She was treated with variceal band ligation and is well on folic acid supplements and propranolol.