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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 80--84

A rare case of digital ischemia and gangrene


Muhammed Jasim Abdul Jalal1, K M Mohammad Iqbal1, Thara Pratap2, Pushpa Mahadevan3 
1 Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiology, Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
3 Department of Pathology, Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muhammed Jasim Abdul Jalal
Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Nettoor P.O., Maradu, NH-47 Byepass, Kochi - 682 040, Kerala
India

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a small-to-medium vessel vasculitis, which affects multiple organs. We describe a patient with GPA who initially presented with multiple ischemic toes. The diagnosis was supported by a positive c-ANCA (anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody). The involvement of digital arteries in this condition is very unusual, and only a few cases have been reported so far.


How to cite this article:
Jalal MJ, Iqbal K M, Pratap T, Mahadevan P. A rare case of digital ischemia and gangrene.Curr Med Issues 2019;17:80-84


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Jalal MJ, Iqbal K M, Pratap T, Mahadevan P. A rare case of digital ischemia and gangrene. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];17:80-84
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