Systemic lupus erythematosus - soft tissue calcification

Case contributed by Arnold Dumuje
Diagnosis probable


Patient with known acute systemic lupus erythematosus.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Diffuse nodular subcutaneous soft tissue calcification in the right lower extremity.

Case Discussion

Soft tissue calcification associated with systemic lupus erythematosus is rare 1 however, systemic lupus erythematosus is to be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with nodular soft tissue calcifications especially if seen in the lower extremity.

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