Multifocal Osteonecrosis in a 3-Year-old Child with Sickle Beta Plus Thalassemia

Neha Bhasin, Nathan Price, Sarah M. Desoky

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Sickle beta+thalassemia is considered to be a mild form of sickle cell disease. However, some patients with mild disease can present with osteonecrosis. Here, we present a rare 3-year-old male who presented with acute pain, a baseline hemoglobin of 13 g/dL, who acutely developed multifocal osteonecrosis, and improved with partial exchange transfusion and hydroxyurea therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E428-E430
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • children
  • multifocal osteonecrosis
  • sickle beta plus thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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