AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS OVERLAP VASCULITIS VIS A VIS VATARAKTA - A CASE REPORT
Systemic Lupus erythematosus is the classic prototype of multisystem disease of autoimmune origin. SLE may be associated Vasculitis as an overlap syndrome. In this paper, a patient diagnosed as SLE with Vasculitis, which was managed successfully by Ayurveda treatment is discussed. A 39 year old female patient came to hospital with complaint of severe pain and burning sensation in both the legs for two months, associated with ulceration and gangrene of toes of both the legs for the last 15 days. She was diagnosed as SLE overlap vasculitis at a higher medical centre with relevant investigations and advised to go for amputation. As patient was not willing for surgery came to Ayurveda treatment. The condition was diagnosed as disease Vatarakta and treatment was planned accordingly. Treatment was planned by selecting suitable oral medicines, planning suitable Panchakarma procedures along with the ulcer management. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) was the main drug which is used in Rasayana dosage. Patient responded well and we could able to save the limb. Patient was under follow up for more than a year without any complications and relapses.
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