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Cranial nerve VI palsy as a rare initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19880551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 48-year-old woman presented with isolated sixth cranial nerve palsy. She subsequently developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on clinical and laboratory parameters. Three years later, she presented again with sixth cranial nerve palsy affecting the contralateral eye. Within 2 weeks of steroid initiation, complete recovery occurred. The unusual rare presentation of SLE in the current patient, as well as the pathogenesis and treatment of cranial neuropathy in SLE are discussed.
Z Saleh; J Menassa; O Abbas; S Atweh; T Arayssi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1477-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-21     Completed Date:  2010-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Abducens Nerve Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  diagnosis
Middle Aged

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