Rare Neurological Syndromes Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Durmus H., Tuzun E., Alpay N., Icoz S., Kurtuncu M., Demir G. A.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.47, sa.1, ss.81-82, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-82


A 68-year-old woman presented with subacute onset of limbic symptoms, cerebellar ataxia and polyneuropathy. While the initial findings were suggestive of a paraneoplastic syndrome, she later developed liver and kidney problems during the follow-up. The patient was finally diagnosed as having definite systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on clinical and serological findings. She made a remarkable recovery following treatment with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide. This is the first occurrence of simultaneous involvement of the peripheral nerves and cerebellum in a SLE patient. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47: 81-2)