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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35  

Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with holocord myelitis

A Kumar1, MB Singh1, A Garg2, VY Vishnu1 
1 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neuro-radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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M B Singh
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

This is a report of a case of a 25-year-old woman, who presented with a rapidly progressive sensory-motor flaccid quadriparesis which had developed over a few days along with bladder and bowel involvement. She had a past history of photosensitive rash and joint pains along with mild-to-moderate grade fever; for which she had never been evaluated. Serological markers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were strongly positive and helped in establishing the diagnosis of SLE-related holocord myelitis. High-dose intravenous glucocorticoid followed by intravenous pulse cyclophosphamide was used to treat her and there was a significant improvement. In this case report, the diagnosis of SLE was made for the first time in a patient presenting with holocord myelitis.


How to cite this article:
Kumar A, Singh M B, Garg A, Vishnu V Y. Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with holocord myelitis.J Postgrad Med 2021;67:33-35


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Kumar A, Singh M B, Garg A, Vishnu V Y. Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with holocord myelitis. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];67:33-35
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