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1/1. Haemoglobin SC disease presenting with a compartment syndrome secondary to a deep vein thrombosis.

    A patient presented with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which resulted in a compartment syndrome of both the thigh and the calf. Subsequently, the patient was found to have haemoglobin SC disease. Prompt fasciotomies were performed; however, some muscle and nerve damage was later clinically apparent. This case highlights the value of prompt diagnosis of compartment syndrome and the need for urgent formal fasciotomies. The case also demonstrates the value of seeking an underlying cause for a DVT when none is apparent.
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keywords = deep vein thrombosis, deep vein, vein thrombosis, thrombosis, deep
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