Leg Ulcers Secondary to Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Young Female OD06-OD07
Dr. Lalatendu Mohanty,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Eighty percent of leg ulcers have a vascular aetiology. These ulcers are often debilitating for the patients and difficult to treat owing to lack of clinical suspicion leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Here we report a case of bilateral leg ulcers in a young female with Anti Phospholipid Syndrome (APS). She also had associated Evansâ€™ syndrome in the absence of lupus. She responded well with oral anticoagulant and immunosuppressives on follow-up after 6 weeks and 12 weeks. Thus, APS should be kept in mind while evaluating a case with leg ulcers in a young as in the present case.