Stress fractures of the legs and swelling of the ankles in a patient with lupus: A diagnostic dilemma

Dan Buskila, Dafna D. Gladman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

A patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is described, in whom stress fractures of both legs developed, accompanied by swelling of both ankles. The swelling of the right ankle associated with fracture mimicked lupus synovitis, but resolved with healing of the fracture. On the left side the swelling represented true lupus synovitis coexistent with the tibial stress fracture. This presentation posed a diagnostic dilemma. It is necessary to maintain vigilance in the diagnosis of these fractures in lupus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-784
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Stress fractures of the legs and swelling of the ankles in a patient with lupus: A diagnostic dilemma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this