Nervous system lupus mimics limbic encephalitis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Encephalitis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • A 28-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffered recent onset fever, headache, encephalopathy followed by severe, repeated generalized seizures. Investigations revealed limbic encephalitis. Tests for Herpes simplex encephalitis and paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis were negative. High titers anti-ribosomal-P antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) suggested an association with nervous system lupus. No brain biopsy was performed. Treatment was with anti-seizure, anti-viral, and immunomodulating medication.

publication date

  • December 9, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9863900

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 557

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 7

number

  • 8