Skip Navigation LinksHome > Current Issue > Severe Anemia in an Adolescent Male With Sickle Cell Trait:...
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000233
Online Articles: Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Severe Anemia in an Adolescent Male With Sickle Cell Trait: A Case Report

Chapa-Rodriguez, Adrian MD; Dighe, Dipti MD; Giordano, Lisa MD

Collapse Box

Abstract

Background:

Sickle cell trait is generally considered a benign condition. However, it has been associated with uncommon comorbidities such as painless gross hematuria secondary to renal papillary necrosis and renal medullary carcinoma.

Observation:

We present a 16-year-old African American boy with sickle cell trait and a recent history of prolonged gross hematuria due to renal papillary necrosis. The patient developed severe iron deficiency anemia and required transfusion support.

Conclusions:

Although renal papillary necrosis is well-described, it is uncommon in pediatrics and only rarely results in the need for transfusion.

Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.

Connect With Us

Twitter
twitter.com/JPHOonline

For additional oncology content, visit LWW Oncology Journals on Facebook.