Cranial nerve VI palsy as a rare initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Abducens Nerve Diseases
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • A 48-year-old woman presented with isolated sixth cranial nerve palsy. She subsequently developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on clinical and laboratory parameters. Three years later, she presented again with sixth cranial nerve palsy affecting the contralateral eye. Within 2 weeks of steroid initiation, complete recovery occurred. The unusual rare presentation of SLE in the current patient, as well as the pathogenesis and treatment of cranial neuropathy in SLE are discussed.

publication date

  • February 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0961203309345722

PubMed ID

  • 19880551

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 201

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 19

number

  • 2