Gangrene as a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus

Authors

  • Arun Kumar Alagesan Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kannan R. Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vikrannth V. Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Raghav J. Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20230666

Keywords:

SLE, Gangrene, Life threatening

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multifaceted autoimmune inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the body. Peripheral gangrene is a rare manifestation of SLE. We describe a case of 26-year-old female who presented with complaints of bilateral lower limb rash, blackish discoloration of skin over right little finger and right third toe for past 2 months. On evaluation her anti RNP, anti SM and anti dsDNA antibodies were strongly positive. She was treated with IV unfractionated heparin, IV corticosteroids, IV antibiotics and other supportive measures.

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Published

2023-03-10

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Case Reports