Journal of Neurology

, Volume 255, Supplement 6, pp 109–114 | Cite as

Cerebral MRI lesions and anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy

  • Alexander Winkelmann
  • Robert Patejdl
  • Sabine Wagner
  • Reiner Benecke
  • Uwe Klaus Zettl

Abstract

We discuss two cases receiving different anti-tumornecrosis-factor alpha antagonists (anti-TNF-α); one for psoriatic arthritis (PA) and the other for ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Due to neurological symptoms cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed and cerebral lesions were detected. Our interpretations of these cerebral lesions and the resulting diagnostic and therapeutic consequences are presented in regard of data published in the medical literature.

Key words

multiple sclerosis demyelination anti-TNF-alpha-therapy cerebral lesions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Winkelmann
    • 1
  • Robert Patejdl
    • 1
  • Sabine Wagner
    • 2
  • Reiner Benecke
    • 1
  • Uwe Klaus Zettl
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of NeurologyUniversity of RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Diagnostic and Interventionell RadiologyUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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