Torrential epistaxis with symmetrical facial-skin ulceration in sickle-cell anaemia.

Abstract

Epistaxis and skin ulcerations are just two of the protean manifestations of sickle-cell anaemia. Epistaxis is common (Hughes et al., 1940; Wintrobe, 1951), even to the extent of one-third of all patients with a sickle-cell anaemia and a sickle-cell/haemoglobin-C disease (Hook and Cooper, 1958), and can be very severe (Mabayoje, 1956; Hook and Cooper, 1958). Chronic leg ulcers are the commonest skin lesions in sicklecell anaemia. They were described in-all the earliest reports

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@article{KonoteyAhulu1965TorrentialEW, title={Torrential epistaxis with symmetrical facial-skin ulceration in sickle-cell anaemia.}, author={Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1965}, volume={2 5466}, pages={859-60} }