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Sudden unexpected death in an undiagnosed sickle disease

Author(s): Pillai Lalitha | Husainy Saifuddin | Gosavi Sameer | Vaidya Narendra

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 9;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 92;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Anxiety | Hemolysis | Sickle Cell Disease | Sudden Death | Trekking | Urinary Infection

We present a rare case of unexpected sudden death in a young woman with undiagnosed sickle disease. The provocative factors for the terminal events were excessive exercise in the form of trekking, urinary infection, and emotional stress .the sudden cardiovascular collapse could have resulted from acute pulmonary hypertension resulting from severe hemolysis or acute chest syndrome .
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