Longitudinal Myelitis As The First Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


ÇELEBİSOY N. , GULEC F., BAYRAKCI A., YARGUCU F.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.26, ss.492-494, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.492-494

Özet

Acute longitudinal myelitis (ALM) as the initial manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been reported in just two cases. We herein present the third case associated with antiphospholipid antibodies with an unfavorable outcome. All patients with ALM should be tested for SLE and urgent treatment with intravenous pulse methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide must be started. Alternative treatment trials must also be established as there are patients with permanent neurologic disability like ours despite appropriate therapy.