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Orbital infarction with haematoma in sickle cell disease

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6651 (Published 16 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:i6651
  1. Matthew R Edmunds, clinical lecturer in ophthalmology,
  2. Lucilla Butler, , consultant paediatric ophthalmologist
  1. 1 Academic Unit of Ophthalmology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 Birmingham Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. m.r.edmunds{at}bham.ac.uk

A 5 year old boy with sickle cell disease presented with a two day history of painful right periocular swelling. Initial treatment was with intravenous antibiotics for suspected orbital …

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