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CASE REPORT

Avascular Necrosis of Femur in Case of Severe Aplastic Anemia: A Case Report

Geeta Mandhani, Manas Kalra, Amita Mahajan

Keywords : Aplastic anemia, Avascular necrosis, Immunosuppressive therapy

Citation Information : Mandhani G, Kalra M, Mahajan A. Avascular Necrosis of Femur in Case of Severe Aplastic Anemia: A Case Report. 2019; 1 (1):38-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1004

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Outcomes of severe aplastic anemia (SAA) have drastically improved over the last decade with most patients being cured after an appropriate therapy. Long-term side effects are hence becoming increasingly important. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is one of such debilitating complications. We hereby report the unusual association of AVN of hip in two pediatric patients who were treated with immunosuppressive therapy (IST) with short course of low-dose steroids and discuss the existing literature.


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