Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited hemoglobinopathy characterized by a wide range of clinical manifestations. Chronic leg ulcers are a disabling complication with repercussions on the quality of life. We report the case of a 14-year-old girl with a diagnosis of SCD who developed a chronic leg ulcer that was successfully treated with a multi-disciplinary approach, including local and systemic therapies. The role of different treatments, in particular low molecular weight heparin, in the refractory chronic leg ulcer healing process will be discussed.

Successful management of a chronic refractory leg ulcer in an adolescent with sickle cell anemia / Paolino, G; Santopietro, M; Palumbo, G; Onesti, Maria Giuseppina; Micozzi, Alessandra; Venosi, Salvatore; Laurino, M; Ferrazza, G; Fino, P; Foa, Roberto; Giona, Fiorina. - In: ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA CROATICA. - ISSN 1330-027X. - STAMPA. - 23:3(2015), pp. 213-217.

Successful management of a chronic refractory leg ulcer in an adolescent with sickle cell anemia

Paolino, G
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ONESTI, Maria Giuseppina;MICOZZI, Alessandra;VENOSI, Salvatore;Fino, P;FOA, Roberto;GIONA, Fiorina
2015

Abstract

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited hemoglobinopathy characterized by a wide range of clinical manifestations. Chronic leg ulcers are a disabling complication with repercussions on the quality of life. We report the case of a 14-year-old girl with a diagnosis of SCD who developed a chronic leg ulcer that was successfully treated with a multi-disciplinary approach, including local and systemic therapies. The role of different treatments, in particular low molecular weight heparin, in the refractory chronic leg ulcer healing process will be discussed.
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