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2019 Feb 15

World J Diabetes



Bilateral gangrene of fingers in a patient on empagliflozin: First case report.


Ramachandra Pai R P, Kangath R V
World J Diabetes. 2019 Feb 15; 10(2):133-136.
PMID: 30788049.


Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors use has been associated with toe amputations and non-healing ulcers and gangrene mostly of lower extremities. There are no case reports about association of Empagliflozin with finger ulcers or gangrene. This is the first case report of Empagliflozin (Jardiance) an SGLT2 inhibitor causing gangrene of fingers and second case in literature about any SGLT2 inhibitor causing gangrene of upper extremity.