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Breast vasculitis in association with breast gigantism in a pregnant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. D J Propper,
  2. D M Reid,
  3. L Stankler,
  4. C J Eastmond
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.


    A 24 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) developed widespread necrotic skin ulceration and gigantism of both breasts during an exacerbation of SLE in the last trimester of her second pregnancy. Over the remainder of the pregnancy the ulceration was only controlled by high dose corticosteroids. After parturition, however, it was possible to reduce the steroid dose without recurrence of the ulceration.

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