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By Claire Luces Internal Medicine resident, Nephrologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567298/myelitis-and-lupus-clinical-manifestations-diagnosis-and-treatment-review
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Edson Hernán Chiganer, Javier Pablo Hryb, Edgar Carnero Contentti
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects multiple systems. Myelopathy is one of 19 neuropsychiatric syndromes related to SLE defined by the American College of Rheumatology. Although infrequent, it is a severe manifestation, leading to motor and sensory deficits, and sphincter dysfunction. The pathogenesis is not clearly known, but may be related to arterial thrombosis and vasculitis. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings, laboratory tests and the use of gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging...
August 23, 2016: ReumatologĂ­a Clinica
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