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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 125) Last page : ( 128)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00028.9

Watermelon Stomach

Mrs. Deepa R.*

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, SRIPMS, Coimbatore

*Corresponding Author E-mail: deepamaheswari78@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.


Mrs. Shanthamani, 49years who admitted in a private hospital with joint pain, swelling, increased body pain, extreme tiredness and skin thickening. She is a known case of Raynaud's phenomenon and digital ulcers. She was treated by steroids in previous hospitalization. On the day of admission, she was conscious and oriented. Her BP was 90/60 mm of Hg. On examination, she had facial skin thickening, tender joints and pitting scars. Investigations reveals that increased serum calcium, reduced hemoglobin and vitamin. D ECHO reveals sclerotic aortic valve with trivial AR, mild PAH. She was treated by corticosteroids.



Watermelon, Stomach.


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