, Volume 32, Issue 1 Supplement, pp 11-13
Date: 01 Sep 2009

Lymphatic obstruction as a cause of extremity edema in systemic lupus erythematosus

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Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disease of autoimmune origin. Lymphedema is a very uncommon entity and has not been previously documented in SLE. We report lymphatic obstruction involving all four limbs as a cause of extremity edema in a patient with SLE.