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Mesenteric panniculitis and rhabdomyolysis complicated by invasive fungal co-infection in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus: An autopsy report


1 Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

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Manish Rathi,
Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_296_19

Invasive fungal infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients systemic lupus erythematosus. The case illustrates the autopsy findings in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by multiple fungal infections. Rare, uncommon manifestations of SLE such as mesenteric panniculitis and rhabdomyolysis were also present. High index of suspicion with timely intervention with aggressive antifungal was life-saving.


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