This case report illustrates the multiple complications experienced by a sickle cell anaemia patient. Although he enjoyed fairly good health till age 16 years; he subsequently suffered grade four bilateral femoral head necrosis, cerebella infarct and cerebral atrophy from cumulative effect of repetitive vaso- occlussion, recurrent overwhelming septicaemia, fixed flexion deformities and decubitous ulcer as a sequelae of earlier complications. He eventually became bed ridden. Financial constraint seriously compounded these problems. The determinants, of which type of the wide-ranging complications of SCD a particular patient will eventually develop, remain elusive.
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