Haematological factors associated with leg ulcer in sickle cell disease.

M. O. Adedeji, F. A. Ukoli

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Abstract

Haematological factors in 42 Nigerian patients with homozygous sickle cell disease (SS) and leg ulcers was the subject of this study. The results suggest that this complication is associated with high haemoglobin and low fetal haemoglobin levels. The role of the significantly higher mean platelet count (P less than 0.05) in male patients than in controls is not clear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalTropical and geographical medicine
Volume39
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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