The risk of ischemic stroke in major rheumatic disorders

Réza Behrouz

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Rheumatic disorders (RD) are a range of conditions associated with inflammation of joints and connective tissue. They can manifest beyond the musculoskeletal system. Recent focus has been placed on the association of ischemic stroke with these conditions. Traditional vascular risk factors seem to be more prevalent in patients with certain types of RD than in the general population, but these factors do not fully explain the enhanced vascular risk in this population. Four major RD will be discussed in terms of their relationship with ischemic stroke: rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 15 2014



  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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