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Cerebellar atrophy in systemic lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8563737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Central nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is common; this is especially so in patients with positive antiphospholipid antibody. However, cerebellar involvement is very unusual. In our institution, we have seen 150 cases of SLE over the last 10 years; however, this is the only patient who has cerebellar involvement due to SLE. The patient had no other neurological deficit, and no other cause apart from her SLE to explain her cerebellar ataxia. Her antiphospholipid antibody was negative. The patient showed some improvement on high-dose steroids and azathioprin.
H F al-Arfaj; H O Naddaf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0961-2033     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-05     Completed Date:  1996-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebellar Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  radiography
Cerebellum / pathology*,  radiography
Immunoglobulin A / blood,  cerebrospinal fluid
Immunoglobulin G / blood,  cerebrospinal fluid
Immunoglobulin M / blood,  cerebrospinal fluid
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / pathology,  physiopathology*,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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