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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Digital Gangrene in Early Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: An Uncommon Presentation

Rohit Negi, Sanket Vashist, Karan Inder Singh Mehta, Pushpinder Singh Chauhan, Anuj Sharma, Reena Sharma, Priyanka Thakur, Amisha Kukreja

Keywords : Case report, Digital gangrene, Raynaud's phenomenon, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Vasculitis

Citation Information : Negi R, Vashist S, Mehta KI, Chauhan PS, Sharma A, Sharma R, Thakur P, Kukreja A. Digital Gangrene in Early Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: An Uncommon Presentation. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2023; 7 (2):55-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0165

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disorder presenting with a myriad of presentations including skin manifestations. However, digital gangrene, despite being sporadically reported in various populations, is a rare presentation, especially in relatively early disease and in absence of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). A case of digital gangrene in a woman leading up to a diagnosis of SLE with multiorgan involvement in the absence of antiphospholipid syndrome is reported here. She was later diagnosed with SLE, lupus nephritis, skin vasculitis with Libman-Sacks endocarditis, and responded well to conservative therapy.

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