Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is a rare entity characterized by ischemic changes of the distal extremities with maintained vascular integrity. We present the case of a 64-year-old man with bilateral necrotic toes and deranged liver function tests. This was thought to be related to severely depressed ejection fraction from non-ischemic etiology, presumably chronic alcohol ingestion. We hope that awareness of SPG and association with a low output state will aid in early detection and prevention.
Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Basnet, S., Rajagopalan, P., Dhital, R., & Qureshi, A. (2019). Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene Associated with Low Output Cardiac Failure.. Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania), 55 (7) https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55070383.