Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

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Year
: 1997  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--33

Gastroenterological manifestations of sickle cell disease


Abdul-Wahed Nasir Meshikhes 
 Department of Surgery, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdul-Wahed Nasir Meshikhes
Consultant Surgeon, Damman Central Hospital, P.O. Box 18418, Qatif 31911
Saudi Arabia

Sickle cell hemoglobinopathy is a common genetic disorder which is prevalent in certain areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is characterized by repeated hemolytic and vasoocclusive crises which lead to widespread vascular occlusion and subsequent multiple organ infarctions. Affected individuals present with a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders mimicking vasoocclusive episodes causing diagnostic confusion and delays that may catch the unwary clinician. This article briefly reviews the gastroenterological manifestations of sickle cell disease.


How to cite this article:
Meshikhes AWN. Gastroenterological manifestations of sickle cell disease.Saudi J Gastroenterol 1997;3:29-33


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Meshikhes AWN. Gastroenterological manifestations of sickle cell disease. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 1997 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];3:29-33
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