Systemic lupus erythematosus - soft tissue calcification
Patient with known acute systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Diffuse nodular subcutaneous soft tissue calcification in the right lower extremity.
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.
- 1. Dalinka MK, Melchior EL. Soft tissue calcifications in systemic disease. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 56 (6): 539-63. Pubmed