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what does a sickle cell leg ulcer actually look like?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Ankle ulcer: Sickle cell ulcers most often occur on the inside of the ankle, or just above the ankle. There are similarities in appearance to venous stasis ulcers and venous insufficiency was even suspected in sickle cell patients. Venous insufficiency was found not to be causing ulcers in sickle cell patients.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Raised circular and : Sickle cell leg ulcers usually occur on the ankle and have a raised punched out look to them. They may be red but dry or with scant drainage. They tend to linger and are difficult to treat. They may be painful or they may be without sensation.

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