Basal Ganglia Infarct in an Infant with Sickle Cell Disease - A Rare AssociationSmita Mahapatra1*, Sitaram Mahapatra1, Sudha Sethy2, Rupa Das1, Pranati Mohanty1 and Kalyani Hazra1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Smita Mahapatra
C/O- Mr. N.K. Mishra
N-1/256, I.R.C. Village
Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 15, 2012; Accepted date: June 09, 2012; Published date: June 15, 2012
Citation: Mahapatra S, Mahapatra S, Sethy S, Das R, Mohanty P, et al. (2012) Basal Ganglia Infarct in an Infant with Sickle Cell Disease – A Rare Association. J Blood Disord Transfus 3:125. doi: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000125
Copyright: © 2012 Mahapatra S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cerebrovascular accidents are common in elderly people, but rare in children. The stroke developing due to basal ganglion infarct in an infant with sickle cell disease (homozygous) is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, not a single case has been repoted till date. We are reporting a 10 months old infant developing stroke after a mild fall. The child was diagnosed of lacunar basal ganglion infarct in MRI. No abnormality was detected in routine hematological check-up and coagulation profile. But, sickling test was positive and confirmed of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Hemoglobin electrophoresis (capillary zone). Although extremely rare, while dealing with stroke in infants and children, possibility of SCD should always be kept in mind.