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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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VIOLANTE-VILLANUEVA, Arturo; CANCHE-ARENAS, Ariana; ESPINOSA-DIAZ, Stephany  and  HERRERA-MERCADILLO, Roberto. Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report and review of literature. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.4, pp.41-44. ISSN 2448-4865.

The case of a 42-year-old woman who presented neurologic symptoms characterized by paresthesias and right hemiparesis is presented here. Although the diagnosis was difficult at the beginning; yet, the features of the lesions (located in the cerebral cortex but not in the white matter; no arterial distribution), positive serology for SLE and proteinuria, determined the diagnosis of Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. The purpose of this work is to inform about the low prevalence (<4%) of the disease and how it is a diagnostic challenge.

Keywords : systemic lupus erythematosus; neuropsychiatric lupus.

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