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Table 1 Sickle cell disease patients with non-healing leg ulcers, characteristics

From: Sickle cell disease induces resistance to cutaneous carcinogenesis

Variable/Statistic All patients (n = 29)
Sex (% female) 45
Age (years), median (range) 35 (20–52)
Skin type
-VI(%) 90
-V(%) 10
Geographic origin
-Sub-Saharan Africa (%) 76
-French West Indies (%) 24
SCD genotype, SS (%) 100
Ulcers (number) 53
-Site
*leg (%) 15
*ankle (%) 72
*foot (%) 13
- Size (cm2), median (range) 15.80 (0.25–101.5)
- Duration (years), median (range) 9.2 (2–33)
- Number of recurrences, median (range) 5 (0–30)
-Malignant transformation 0