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A patient presents to the ER with head trauma. An x-ray of the skull reveals no fracture, but the skull appears to have a "crew cut" appearance. Which of the following conditions could result in this finding?

A. microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
B. hereditary spherocytosis
C. α-thalassemia
D. sickle cell anemia
E. iron deficiency

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Sickle Cell anemia
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A patient presents to the ER with head trauma. An x-ray of the skull reveals no fracture, but the skull appears to have a "crew cut" appearance. Which of the following conditions could result in this finding?

A. microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
B. hereditary spherocytosis
C. α-thalassemia
D. sickle cell anemia
E. iron deficiency
it is SCA !! i remember Beta thalassemia may be ?? right??
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I was actually going to say a thalasemia.. but now im thinking its completely SS, Its B-thalasemia that cause crew cuting of the skull haha, i cant believe i forgot that simple fact... whenever i hear crew cut, i think of a thalasemia, not SS.. good question, even tho its an easy one.
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Thank you guys... you all smart. Let me give you the full explanation,

Increased bone marrow in the skull causes the 'crew cut' appearance on x-rays. This is most likely to occur in β-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.
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Erythroid hyperplasia causes crew cut appearance of skull bones..occurs in sickle cell anemia and thalassemia..
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A patient presents to the ER with head trauma. An x-ray of the skull reveals no fracture, but the skull appears to have a "crew cut" appearance. Which of the following conditions could result in this finding?

A. microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
B. hereditary spherocytosis
C. α-thalassemia
D. sickle cell anemia
E. iron deficiency
sickle cell aneamia
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A patient presents to the ER with head trauma. An x-ray of the skull reveals no fracture, but the skull appears to have a "crew cut" appearance. Which of the following conditions could result in this finding?

A. microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
B. hereditary spherocytosis
C. α-thalassemia
D. sickle cell anemia
E. iron deficiency


Sickle disease and Beta Thalassemia.
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A. microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
B. hereditary spherocytosis
C. α-thalassemia
D. sickle cell anemia
E. iron deficiency[/QUOTE]

Beta thalassemia and sickle cell anemia
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