H. STEPHEN WEENS, M.D.
Since the first description of sickle cell anemia by Herrick1 a rather voluminous literature about this disease has accumulated. Though the various clinical and pathological features of this condition have been thoroughly studied, the occurrence of cholelithiasis in sickle cell anemia has received very little attention. Hein, McCalla and Thorne2 described the case of a young adult negro with sickle cell anemia in whom, on autopsy, stones in a thickened gall-bladder were found. They were able to recognize a similar finding in two other cases recorded in the literature. Campbell,3 discussing the abdominal symptoms of sickle cell anemia, believed
WEENS HS. CHOLELITHIASIS IN SICKLE CELL ANEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:182–191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-2-182
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(2):182-191.
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