Dysexecutive Syndrome: A Specific Pattern of Cognitive Impairment in Systemic Sclerosis

Yilmaz N., Mollahasanoglu A., Gurvit H., Can M., Tuncer N., Inanc N., ...More

COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY, vol.25, no.2, pp.57-62, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Purpose: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective-tissue disorder characterized by microvascular damage and tissue fibrosis. Although overt nervous system involvement is unusual in SSc, imaging studies have shown cerebral hypoperfusion. We evaluated cognitive functions in patients with SSc who had no history of neurological involvement, to seek cognitive impairment caused by the suggested cerebral hypoperfusion.