Le complicanze neurologiche nella sindrome di Sjogren: Mielopatia e polineuropatia in un caso clinico

Translated title of the contribution: Sjogren syndrome with concurrent myelopathy and axonal neuropathy: Case report

Giovanni De Luca, Luciano Arcudi, Anna Privitera, Antonio Toscano, Carmelo Rodolico, Anna Mazzeo

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Abstract

A 71-years old woman, suffering for a Sjogren syndrome since she was 68 y.o., after a fever, gradually developed a severe paraparesis, with paresthesias, hypoaesthesia and a neurogenic bladder. Clinical evaluation and M.R.I. disclosed an inflammatory dorsal spinal cord involvement, probably due to a vasculitis. After a transient improvement, she had a relapse. During the new clinical observation, the e.m.g. and neurography examination disclosed a concurrent neuropathy. A nerve biopsy confirmed a motor and sensitive axonal neuropathy. The patient improved with steroids and pentossiphyllin therapy. Now a treatment with azathioprine is taking place.

Translated title of the contributionSjogren syndrome with concurrent myelopathy and axonal neuropathy: Case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)547-551
Number of pages5
JournalRivista di Neurobiologia
Volume45
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    De Luca, G., Arcudi, L., Privitera, A., Toscano, A., Rodolico, C., & Mazzeo, A. (1999). Le complicanze neurologiche nella sindrome di Sjogren: Mielopatia e polineuropatia in un caso clinico. Rivista di Neurobiologia, 45(5-6), 547-551.