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Why do people with sickle cell anemia suffer from some leg ulcers?
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology
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In brief: Complicated
Probably the best explanation is that they develop a shunting of blood from the veins to the arteries this bypasses some areas and causes them to be deprived of nutrients this causes the tissue to die producing an ulcer.

In brief: Complicated
Probably the best explanation is that they develop a shunting of blood from the veins to the arteries this bypasses some areas and causes them to be deprived of nutrients this causes the tissue to die producing an ulcer.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Poor circulation
That is due to poor perfusion and circulation to the legs-due to vaso-occlusive complication from the sickle cell disease.
The risk is higher in those who have lower hematocrit level and in those with more hemolysis. Hydroxyurea which is a drug used in sickle cell anemia also can cause leg ulcer.

In brief: Poor circulation
That is due to poor perfusion and circulation to the legs-due to vaso-occlusive complication from the sickle cell disease.
The risk is higher in those who have lower hematocrit level and in those with more hemolysis. Hydroxyurea which is a drug used in sickle cell anemia also can cause leg ulcer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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