Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences

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Non-necrotising Facial Cellulitis in an Adult with Sickle Cell Disease – A Case Report

AO Ashaye, WA Shokunbi, RA Bakare


Streptococcus preumonae is a major pathogen commonly reported to cause widespread disease in subjects with sickle cell disease especially in developing countries, increasing the fatality of the conditon. Group B Streptococcus is infrequently reported as a cause of infections in patients with sickle cell disease although it causes fatal outcomes as well. Case Presentation: We report the case of a 60-year-old Nigerian woman with haemoglobin SC disease who presented with a facial cellulitis caused by Beta haemolytic Streptococcus. The clinical presentation and outcome of treatment with cheap, effective antibiotics is highlighted.

KEY WORDS: Cellulitis, face, sickle cell disease.

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol.3(2) 2004: 93-95
AJOL African Journals Online