Case Report

Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 11-13

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

  • Liza RajasekharAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences Email author 
  • , Shabina HabibiAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences
  • , Pushpalatha SudhakarAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences
  • , Narsimulu GumdalAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences

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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.

Keywords

Lymphedema Systemic lupus erythematosus