Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)



Always Keep in Mind the Neurological Complications of Connective Tissue Diseases-Review

Kararizou Evangelia, Bougea Anastasia, Anagnostou Evangelos, Gkiatas Konstandinos, and Triantafillou Nicolaos

Both central and peripheral nervous system complications are frequent and varied in vasculitides associated with connective tissue disorders. In many cases the neurological disorders have a typical clinical course or even an early onset that all clinicians should be aware of them. The neurological manifestations are mainly caused by direct effect of the connective tissue diseases, as well as side effects of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive therapies. The purpose of this short review is to update the major neurological disorders in various vasculitides, accurate diagnosis and management.