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Toe gangrene as a manifestation of Systemic Lupus erythematosus

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Amanda Embuldeniya ,

Rheumatology and Rehabilitation hospital, Ragama, LK
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Duminda Abeysinghe

Rheumatology and Rehabilitation hospital, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

SLE is a chronic, multi-systemic autoimmune disorder affecting major organs of the body. Peripheral gangrene is a common finding in some autoimmune conditions like systemic sclerosis, but it is quite a rare manifestation in patients with SLE. The prevalence of digital gangrene in SLE is around 1.3%. Toe gangrene has been reported in patients with long standing SLE.. Prior history of Reynaud’s phenomenon is a common finding in patients with SLE and gangrene.. The causes of distal gangrene in SLE include thrombosis, vasculitis, vaso spasms and atherosclerosis. We report a middle-aged female, who presented with multiple digital gangrene and SLE.
How to Cite: Embuldeniya, A. and Abeysinghe, D., 2022. Toe gangrene as a manifestation of Systemic Lupus erythematosus. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 9(1), pp.E 175 1–3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8336
Published on 28 Mar 2022.
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