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Lymphoedema of lower limbs in systemic lupus erythematosus

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 14 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l970
  1. Junna Ye, rheumatologist,
  2. Zhuochao Zhou, rheumatologist,
  3. Jialin Teng, rheumatologist,
  4. Chengde Yang, consultant rheumatologist
  1. Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to C Yang yangchengde{at}

A 36 year old woman presented with two weeks of bilateral widespread swelling, weakness, numbness, and redness of the legs, three months of knee joint pain, and a malar rash (fig 1).

Fig 1

On examination, both legs were warm and tender and she had reduced motor …

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