Longitudinal Myelopathy in a Child with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – A rare case report and review of the literature

Authors

  • Bithi Debnath Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Neurology, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Uzzwal Kumar Mallick Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Narayan Chandra Saha Professor, and Head, Department of Pediatric Neurology, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v9i2.56160

Keywords:

SLE, children, Longitudinal myelopathy, MRI, NPSLE

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease with a highly variable clinical course. Myelopathy is one of the neuropsychiatric lupus syndromes. Although infrequent, it is manifested severely, leading to motor and sensory deficits, and sphincter dysfunction. The exact pathogenesis is still unknown, but may be related to arterial thrombosis and vasculitis. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings, laboratory tests and the use of Magnetic resonance imaging. Here we discuss the clinical presentation, the magnetic resonance imaging findings, and other relevant laboratory studies of this rare but serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Bangladesh Crit Care J September 2021; 9 (2): 112-115

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Published

2021-10-15

How to Cite

Debnath, B. ., Mallick, U. K. ., & Saha, N. C. . (2021). Longitudinal Myelopathy in a Child with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – A rare case report and review of the literature. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 9(2), 112–115. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v9i2.56160

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Case Reports