Brodie's Abscess in a Patient Presenting with Sickle Cell Vasoocclusive Crisis

Case Rep Med. 2015;2015:429876. doi: 10.1155/2015/429876. Epub 2015 Jul 28.


First described by Sir Nicholas Brodie in 1832, Brodie's abscess is a localized subacute or chronic infection of the bone, typically seen in the metaphases of long bones in children and adolescents. The diagnosis can prove to be enigmatic due to absence of clinical signs and symptoms of systemic disease. We report a very interesting case of Brodie's abscess masquerading as sickle cell vasoocclusive crisis in a 20-year-old female with sickle cell disease and review the literature.