Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 32, Supplement 1, pp 11–13

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

  • Liza Rajasekhar
  • Shabina Habibi
  • Pushpalatha Sudhakar
  • Narsimulu Gumdal
Case Report


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.


Lymphedema Systemic lupus erythematosus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liza Rajasekhar
    • 1
  • Shabina Habibi
    • 1
  • Pushpalatha Sudhakar
    • 2
  • Narsimulu Gumdal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyNizam’s Institute of Medical SciencesHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineNizam’s Institute of Medical SciencesHyderabadIndia

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