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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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CASTELLI, Jorge  and  FERNANDEZ, Anabela. Severe preeclampsia associated with the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus and massive gestational vulvar edema. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2021, vol.36, n.2, e701.  Epub Aug 01, 2021. ISSN 0797-0048.

The onset of systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy, complicated with severe preeclampsia, associated with massive gestational vulvar edema, is rare and difficult to diagnose. A 19-year-old patient is reported, with 35 weeks of gestation, who started with systemic lupus erythematosus during her third trimester of pregnancy, and consulted due to cutaneous manifestations caused by erythema on the pads of the fingers. Severe preeclampsia was observed. An emergency cesarean section was performed, and the patient was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. She developed a massive vulvar edema that disabled ambulation.

Keywords : Severe preeclampsia; Massive gestational vulvar edema; Systemic lupus erythematosus.

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