Journal of Neurology

, Volume 228, Issue 4, pp 239–247

Multiple mononeuropathy as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus — nerve biopsy and response to plasma exchange

  • R. A. C. Hughes
  • J. S. Cameron
  • S. M. Hall
  • J. Heaton
  • J. Payan
  • R. Teoh
Original Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00313414

Cite this article as:
Hughes, R.A.C., Cameron, J.S., Hall, S.M. et al. J Neurol (1982) 228: 239. doi:10.1007/BF00313414

Summary

A woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented with subacute multiple mononeuropathy which improved after plasma exchange. A sural nerve biopsy showed necrotising vasculitis of an epineurial artery.

Key words

Mononeuropathy Lupus erythematosus Nerve biopsy Plasma exchange 

Zusammenfassung

Bei einer Patientin mit Lupus erythematosus trat eine Mononeuritis multiplex auf, welche sich nach Plasmapherese besserte. Die Biopsie des N. suralis ergab eine nekrotisierende Vaskulitis in einer epineuralen Arterie.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. C. Hughes
    • 1
  • J. S. Cameron
    • 2
  • S. M. Hall
    • 3
  • J. Heaton
    • 4
  • J. Payan
    • 1
  • R. Teoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyGuy's HospitalLondon
  2. 2.Renal UnitGuy's HospitalLondon
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyGuy's Hospital Medical SchoolLondon
  4. 4.Department of PathologyGuy's Hospital Medical SchoolLondon
  5. 5.Department of Clinical PathologyMusgrove Park HospitalTaunton, Somerset
  6. 6.Department of Pathology, M-012, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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