Bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment in a previously undiagnosed sickle cell hemoglobinopathy African child
AbstractBone infarction involving the orbit in sickle cell disease is not common. Bilateral orbital infarction in a previously undiagnosed sickle cell hemoglobinopathy has not been previously reported. In this report, we present a case of an 11‑year‑old previously undiagnosed sickle cell disease Nigerian girl with severe acute bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment to highlight that hemoglobinopathy induced orbital infarction should be considered in African children with acute onset proptosis with or without previous history of sickle cell hemoglobinopathy.
Keywords: Hemoglobinopathy, Nigeria, orbital infarction, proptosis, retinal detachment
Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 54 | Issue 3 | May-June | 2013