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Digital gangrene as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23125294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has rarely been reported among African blacks. However, recent reports may indicate otherwise. Digital gangrene in lupus patients has been reported in different populations and has mostly been seen in patients with long-standing lupus. Digital gangrene as the initial presentation of SLE has rarely been reported, even among African blacks. Two cases of digital gangrene as the initial presentation in Nigerian lupus patients are hereby presented. The medical and surgical managements, as well as relevant literature are hereby discussed.
Authors:
Olufemi Adelowo; Hakeem Olaosebikan; Wahab Ajani; D T Omosebi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.
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