Multifocal Avascular Necrosis in an Alcoholic Male with Antiphos-pholipid Syndrome and Megaloblastic Anemia.

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N Valizade * , +

How to Cite: Valizade N. Multifocal Avascular Necrosis in an Alcoholic Male with Antiphos-pholipid Syndrome and Megaloblastic Anemia., Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(1):20493.

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Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 13 (1); 46-51
Published Online: January 1, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 13, 2011
Accepted: October 29, 2011

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Abstract

Any factor that damage blood supply to bone can cause osteonecrosis.Traumatic and non-traumatic factors can cause osteonecrosis.Important non-traumatic causes of avascular necrosis are alcoholism, steroid use, cigarette smoking, hyperlipidemia and systemic lupus erythematosus. We want to present a case of multifocal avascular necrosis (AVN) in an alco-holic man with antiphospholipid (APL) syndrome and associated megaloblastic anemia.

Keywords

Alcoholism, Megaloblastic anemia, Avascular necrosis, Antiphospholipid syndrome

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