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Stroke and meningitis in a case of SLE with anti-phospholipid antibodies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8256627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) are concerned with many central nervous system diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, no report has described the relationship between aseptic meningitis and aPL in SLE. We report a case of SLE with aPL, presenting cerebral infarction and aseptic meningitis. A 14 year old female with SLE with aPL experienced cerebral infarction and recurrent aseptic meningitis. Combination therapy with steroids and aspirin improved the condition and prevented relapses. The aPL are associated with cerebral infarction, even in young patients with SLE. In addition, aPL may induce aseptic meningitis in SLE.
T Watanabe; M Satoh; T Abe; M Hayashi; Y Oda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Japonica; Overseas edition     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0374-5600     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-11     Completed Date:  1994-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370357     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Niigata City General Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  immunology
Meningitis, Aseptic / etiology*

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