Cranial nerve VI palsy as a rare initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report and review of the literature

Z. Saleh, J. Menassa, O. Abbas, S. Atweh, Thurayya Arayssi

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Abstract

A 48-year-old woman presented with isolated sixth cranial nerve palsy. She subsequently developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on clinical and laboratory parameters. Three years later, she presented again with sixth cranial nerve palsy affecting the contralateral eye. Within 2 weeks of steroid initiation, complete recovery occurred. The unusual rare presentation of SLE in the current patient, as well as the pathogenesis and treatment of cranial neuropathy in SLE are discussed. Lupus (2010) 19, 201-205.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalLupus
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Abducens Nerve Diseases
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Steroids
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve VI palsy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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  • Rheumatology

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Cranial nerve VI palsy as a rare initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus : Case report and review of the literature. / Saleh, Z.; Menassa, J.; Abbas, O.; Atweh, S.; Arayssi, Thurayya.

In: Lupus, Vol. 19, No. 2, 02.2010, p. 201-205.

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