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Left vocal cord paralysis in systemic lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19458907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left vocal cord palsy is a well-recognised rare complication of SLE. We encountered a gentleman who during an acute flare developed left vocal fold palsy (VCP). Immunosuppression was increased, but this only produced partial improvement. VCP is commonly but not exclusively caused by recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. Other causes may affect phonation, including mucosal ulceration, vasculitis and pulmonary hypertension. There is limited literature on the diagnosis of and treatment options for VCP in SLE.
Michael Hughes; Jason Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1439-7595     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-04     Completed Date:  2009-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, King George Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Methotrexate / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Vasculitis / complications,  drug therapy,  pathology
Vocal Cord Paralysis / drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology*
Vocal Cords / blood supply,  pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 59-05-2/Methotrexate

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