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Can having sickle cell cause you to have more leg ulcers?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell anemia patients can develop ankle ulcers that look like venous stasis ulcers.

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell anemia patients can develop ankle ulcers that look like venous stasis ulcers.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell anamia, a single Amino Acid disorder involving hemoglobin due to this the RBC ( red blood cells ) becomes rigid and will not able to pass through small blood vessels ( microcirculation ) causing skin break down and ulcers.

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell anamia, a single Amino Acid disorder involving hemoglobin due to this the RBC ( red blood cells ) becomes rigid and will not able to pass through small blood vessels ( microcirculation ) causing skin break down and ulcers.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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