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April 1974

Leg Ulceration in Sickle Cell Anemia

Author Affiliations

Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

From the Medical Research Councils' Epidemiological Unit, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(4):690-694. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320160184017

In Jamaica, leg ulcers are a major manifestation of sickle cell disease. The chronicity of the lesions is such that education and consequent work potential are seriously affected. Although these lesions rarely cause mortality, they are a major determinant of the morbidity of the disease.