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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116-119

Transverse myelitis as presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Aljumhoriya Hospital, Benghazi, Libya

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Dr. Khaled Alsaeiti
Rheumatology Unit, Aljumhoriya Hospital, Benghazi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_15_18

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease. The clinical course of the disease is variable and is characterized by periods of relapses and remissions. The most common disease pattern is a mixture of nonspecific constitutional symptoms accompanied by various internal organ involvements. Peripheral neurologic syndrome and central nervous system manifestations are common in lupus patients but are not always attributable to lupus itself. In the present report, we present a case of transverse myelitis, a rare but serious condition reported in patients with SLE.

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