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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 42-45

Extensive vascular occlusions as initial presentations of systemic lupus erythematosis. A case report and review of literature


1 Department of General Surgery (Vascular Division), University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Radiology, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Elsharawy
Professor Vascular Surgery, P. O. Box 40081, Al Khobar 31952, Eastern Province
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.154197

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Widespread arterial and venous thrombosis is a very rare initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case with extensive vascular occlusion as the initial manifestation of SLE. Although these cases have high morbidity and mortality, yet our patient recovered with minimal complications.


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