J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 27, Number 1, 2021
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||25 September 2020|
Short Case Report
Avascular necrosis of the jaw resulting from sickle cell disease
Univ. Lille, Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Roger Salengro Hospital, CHRU Lille, 59000 Lille, France
2 Univ. Lille, Rheumatology Department, Roger Salengro Hospital, CHRU Lille, 59000 Lille, France
3 Univ. Lille, Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Roger Salengro Hospital, CHU Lille, INSERM U 1008, Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and Biomaterials, 59000 Lille, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 August 2020
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hemoglobin disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal haemoglobin. The deformed cells cause the blood to be more viscid, leading to vaso occlusive crises (VOC). We report an osteonecrosis of the jaw resulting of a VOC in a patient with sickle cell disease. Dental infections, particularly apical cysts, appear to be local factors favouring mandibular infarcts associated with sickle cell disease.
Key words: sickle cell anemia / ostemyelitis / bone infarction / jaw
© The authors, 2020
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