FERDINAND FETTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN C. HOWELL, M.D.
The literature contains records of pregnancy complicating sickle cell anemia in only 21 patients. This combination is therefore sufficiently rare that an additional case is in itself worth reporting. Besides sickle cell anemia and pregnancy,
the patient we are reporting had carcinoma of the breast, and eventually died of metastatic lesions nine and one-half months after radical mastectomy. To the best of our knowledge, no patient has been previously reported with this unusual combination of diseases.
Sickle Cell Anemia and Pregnancy. In 1941, Kobak, Stein, and Daro1 reviewed the existing literature on sickle cell anemia and pregnancy and added six
FETTER F, HOWELL JC. SICKLE CELL ANEMIA AND CARCINOMA OF THE BREAST COMPLICATED BY PREGNANCY1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:548–553. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-548
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