Fatal acute splenic sequestration at 4 months of age

Pediatrics. 1984 Apr;73(4):507-8.


A patient with homozygous sickle cell anemia is the youngest known to have died from acute splenic sequestration crisis. A cord blood screening program might have prevented this infant's death.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Splenic Diseases / etiology*
  • Splenic Diseases / mortality