Neglected spontaneous rupture of the Achilles' tendon in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

Spontaneous Achilles' tendon rupture associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rare complication in literature review. We encountered two patients with neglected spontaneous ruptures of Achilles' tendons who had been on corticosteroid therapy to treat SLE. The ages of these patients were 43 and 49 years, and both were women. One of them was a… (More)

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