UN CASO DI S. DI SJOGREN CON INSOLITE COMPLICANZE NEUROLOGICHE

Translated title of the contribution: Sjogren's syndrome with unusual neurological complications

L. Bove, A. Pace, B. Jandolo, A. Pietrangeli, E. Pennisi

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Abstract

Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by xerophtalmia, xerostomia and arthritis. Peripheral nerve involvement occurs in 10% to 32% of patients and has a predilection for women, with a predominantly sensory polyneuropathy. Ischemia due to involvement of the vasa nervorum is believed to be the main cause of the peripheral nerve damage, although an immune-mediated inflammatory response in dorsal root ganglia may play a role. We describe a case of a 43 year-old woman affected by Sjogren's disease and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. Electromyographic examinations showed myeloradicular involvement associated with signs of myopathy.

Translated title of the contributionSjogren's syndrome with unusual neurological complications
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalRivista di Neurobiologia
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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