Rare Neurological Syndromes Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Durmus H., Tuzun E., Alpay N., Icoz S., Kurtuncu M., Demir G. A.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.47, no.1, pp.81-82, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-82
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A 68-year-old woman presented with subacute onset of limbic symptoms, cerebellar ataxia and polyneuropathy. While the initial findings were suggestive of a paraneoplastic syndrome, she later developed liver and kidney problems during the follow-up. The patient was finally diagnosed as having definite systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on clinical and serological findings. She made a remarkable recovery following treatment with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide. This is the first occurrence of simultaneous involvement of the peripheral nerves and cerebellum in a SLE patient. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47: 81-2)