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Sudden death in a case of sickle cell anemia: post-mortem computed tomography and autopsy correlation from a radiologist's perspective


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Abdul Rashid, Saiful Nizam and Krauskopf, Astrid and Vonlanthen, Bruno and Thali, Michael J. and Ruder, Thomas D. (2013) Sudden death in a case of sickle cell anemia: post-mortem computed tomography and autopsy correlation from a radiologist's perspective. Legal Medicine, 15 (4). 213-216. ISSN 1344-6223; ESSN: 1873-4162

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Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a hemolytic disease characterized by the production of abnormal hemoglobin chains and distorted red blood cell morphology or sickling. "Sickle cell crisis" includes vaso-occlusive crisis, a plastic crisis, sequestration crisis, haemolytic crisis and often culminating in serious complications, organ damage and even sudden death. Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) findings of sickle cell disease have never been reported in literature. This case of sudden death from acute hemolytic crisis in SCA where post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) and autopsy findings complemented each other, both revealing findings invisible to the other and both crucial to the case.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2013.01.003
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Sickle cell anemia; Acute hemolytic crisis; Post-mortem computed tomography; Autopsy
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 20:10
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:10
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1016/j.legalmed.2013.01.003
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29536
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