Leg ulcer associated with b-Talassemia intermediaİlkin Zindancı1, Zafer Türkoğlu1, Buket Eskiçırak1, Süleyman Şeker2, Mukaddes Kavala1
1SSK Goztepe Hospital, Dermatology Clinic, Istanbul
2SSK Goztepe Hospital II. Internal Service, Istanbul
Leg ulcers, cutaneous complications of chronic hemolytic anemias, are seen as well defined recurrent chronic skin lesions healing with scarring more commonly in young adults occuring on or over each of the malleoli. Although the ethiopathogenesis has not been well established, possible relative hypoxia from chronic anemia, changes in hemodinamics caused by orthostatic pressure and bony malleolar prominencesKeywords: b-thalassemia, chronic leg ulcer
exposed to constant trauma are the accused factors.
In this report, we present a 37 year old man who had ß-(beta) Thalassemia intermedia with recurrent chronic leg ulcers for 15 years.
It is very important to evaluate hematological studies beside the physical examination in leg ulcers of which possibility must be followed for years in patients with chronic anemia.
b-Talassemi intermedia ile birlikte görülen bacak ülseriİlkin Zindancı1, Zafer Türkoğlu1, Buket Eskiçırak1, Süleyman Şeker2, Mukaddes Kavala1
1SSK Göztepe Eğitim Hastanesi, Dermatoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
2SSK Göztepe Eğitim Hastanesi Iı. Dahiliye Servisi, İstanbul
Anahtar Kelimeler: b-talassemi, kronik bacak ülseri
İlkin Zindancı, Zafer Türkoğlu, Buket Eskiçırak, Süleyman Şeker, Mukaddes Kavala. Leg ulcer associated with b-Talassemia intermedia. Medeniyet Med J. 2004; 19(2): 116-117
Corresponding Author: İlkin Zindancı, Türkiye