Pseudotumor Cerebri : A Rare Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Aparna Das Asso. Prof.Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jiban Chandra Das IMO, Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Abdullah Al Ahmad HMO, Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Azizul Kahhar Professor. Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Pseudotumour cerebri, Systemic lupus erythematosus

Abstract

Raised intracranial pressure in the absence of an intracranial mass or hydrocephalus (BIH or pseudotumor cerebri) has been described in association with many conditions including SLE. Several pathogenic pathways tie BIH with SLE as thrombotic obliteration of cerebral arteriolar and venous systems and immune complex deposition within the arachnoid villi that are responsible for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) absorption. The diagnosis of BIH was confirmed by increased intracranial pressure in the absence of any abnormal radiological findings of the brain. We report a young woman with SLE complicated by BIH which resolved with corticosteroid therapy and osmotic diuretics.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2016; 34(2): 104-107

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Aparna Das, Asso. Prof.Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka


Published
2017-04-23
How to Cite
Das, A., Das, J., Ahmad, A., & Kahhar, M. A. (2017). Pseudotumor Cerebri : A Rare Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 34(2), 104-107. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v34i2.32302
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Case Reports