Cranial computed tomography in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

F. Gonzalez-Scarano, R. P. Lisak, L. T. Bilaniuk, R. A. Zimmerman, P. C. Atkins, B. Zweiman

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Abstract

The cranial computed tomograms of 29 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were reviewed. Twenty-two patients had a clinical course consistent with central nervous system involvement. Of these, 20 had abnormal CT studies during the course of their CNS symptoms. The most common finding was sulcal enlargement, either with or without ventricular enlargement, and it was prominent in patients with either psychosis or dementia. Infarcts and intracranial hemorrhages were seen as well. Seven CT studies were obtained in SLE patients without a clear diagnosis of CNS involvement. Only one of these was abnormal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-165
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Tomography
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Psychotic Disorders
Dementia
Central Nervous System

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Gonzalez-Scarano, F., Lisak, R. P., Bilaniuk, L. T., Zimmerman, R. A., Atkins, P. C., & Zweiman, B. (1979). Cranial computed tomography in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Annals of Neurology, 5(2), 158-165. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.410050209

Cranial computed tomography in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. / Gonzalez-Scarano, F.; Lisak, R. P.; Bilaniuk, L. T.; Zimmerman, R. A.; Atkins, P. C.; Zweiman, B.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1979, p. 158-165.

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Gonzalez-Scarano, F, Lisak, RP, Bilaniuk, LT, Zimmerman, RA, Atkins, PC & Zweiman, B 1979, 'Cranial computed tomography in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus', Annals of Neurology, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 158-165. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.410050209
Gonzalez-Scarano F, Lisak RP, Bilaniuk LT, Zimmerman RA, Atkins PC, Zweiman B. Cranial computed tomography in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Annals of Neurology. 1979;5(2):158-165. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.410050209
Gonzalez-Scarano, F. ; Lisak, R. P. ; Bilaniuk, L. T. ; Zimmerman, R. A. ; Atkins, P. C. ; Zweiman, B. / Cranial computed tomography in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. In: Annals of Neurology. 1979 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 158-165.
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