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Pregnancy and the skeletal complications of sickle cell disease
  1. Oladele Akinla

    Abstract

    An account is given of three patients with the skeletal complications of sickle cell disease in association with pregnancy. Avascular necrosis of bone and acute osteomyelitis are the usual forms of these complications.

    The associated high perinatal mortality is probably due to the constant hypoxia to which the foetus is exposed during both pregnancy and labour.

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