Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: a rare case of acute polyneuropathy

Authors

  • Aditya Anand Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Ammar S. Siddiqui Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Shivam Singh Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9143-7157
  • Pragati Basera Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20230191

Keywords:

Systemic lupus erythematosus, Quadriparesis, Guillain-Barré syndrome

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease which presents most commonly in middle aged females and affects multiple organ systems. Amongst the many systems involved, the nervous system generally gets affected later in the course of the disease. We report a case of a male patient who developed quadriparesis as the initial presentation of SLE who progressed to lupus nephritis. The patient was started on methylprednisolone, and later planned on IVIg when he did not respond to the initial treatment. Unfortunately, the patient developed diaphragmatic paralysis and succumbed to the illness.

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Published

2023-01-25

How to Cite

Anand, A., Siddiqui, A. S., Singh, S., & Basera, P. (2023). Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: a rare case of acute polyneuropathy. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 11(2), 707–709. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20230191

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