Acute Presentation of Critical Limb Ischemia In A Patient With Scleroderma

  • Omer Nasim Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar


Systemic sclerosis is a disease of the connective tissue of unknown etiology. It is characterized by multiorgan involvement and a wide range of clinical manifestations. It rarely presented with acute critical limb ischemia. Here we report a case of  61-year old male who presented with severe pain in the lower right extremity. He also had mild cough and shortness of breath. It was later discovered through past medical history and previous investigations that he was a case scleroderma and its presentation was with acute limb thrombus for which amputation was performed.

Key words

Scleroderma, Amputation, Gangrene.