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Chronic fatigue and chronic right hip pain
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Flattening of the acetabulum and irregularity of the femoral head.
Avascular necrosis can be caused by steroids, decompression sickness, marrow packing (e.g. Gaucher disease etc.), as well as Sickle Cell Disease.
Avascular NecrosisDiagnosis Confirmed by: By hematology
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Additional Discussion:The anemia (Hct 27), origin from Africa, and the changes in the hip are all suggestive of Sickle Cell Anemia
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The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.