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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/wnn.0b013e3182593c75
  • Journal Name: COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-62

Abstract

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.