Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Depending on the clinical presentation, the differential diagnosis may also include the following:

  • Valvular heart disease

  • Septic arthritis

  • Sepsis

  • Upper respiratory tract infection

  • Aortic arch syndrome

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

  • Incontinentia pigmenti

  • Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy

  • Lupus erythematosus

  • Macroglobulinemia

  • Polycythemia vera

  • Talc and cornstarch emboli

  • Uveitis, including pars planitis


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