Lupus Anticoagulant and Leg Ulcers in Sickle Cell Anemia


BACKGROUND The cause of chronic leg ulcer (CLU) in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) is unknown; it has been attributed to hypercoagulability associated with the disease. Recently, it has been suggested that a subset of SCA patients may be prone to developing CLU and that hemolysis may be an underlying factor in the development of CLU. The lupus… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.55635


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