Primary central nervous system lymphoma imitates multiple sclerosis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arterioles
  • Dermatitis
  • Flushing
  • Knee
  • Pulse

abstract

  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) can be confused with multiple sclerosis (MS) in patients who present with neurological dysfunction, a non-enhancing periventricular lesion, and CSF pleocytosis. Administration of corticosteroid causes clinical improvement and regression of PCNSL in some patients which may be interpreted as a steroid-induced remission from an exacerbation of MS. Sustained clinical dependence upon corticosteroid is unusual in MS, and should lead to consideration of PCNSL. Repeat CSF examination and gadolinium-enhanced MRI scan obtained off corticosteroid should differentiate between the two diagnostic possibilities.

publication date

  • October 1990

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02427840

PubMed ID

  • 2262803

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 177

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 9

number

  • 2