Cholelithiasis in a toddler with sickle cell disease

Dana Aronson Schinasi*, Rakesh D. Mistry

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cholelithiasis is rarely seen in toddlers and school-aged children, even in the setting of sickle cell anemia. In addition to more common etiologies, such as gastroenteritis, constipation, and urinary tract infection, the differential diagnoses of acute abdominal pain in young children with sickle cell disease include vaso-occlusive pain crisis and splenic sequestration. We describe a case of a toddler with sickle cell disease initially presenting with abdominal pain who was found to have symptomatic cholelithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-534
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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