Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
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ISSN: 2155-9899

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Kazuya Takahashi

Kazuya Takahashi
National Hospital Organization Iou Hospital,
Ni73-1, Iwade-machi, Kanazawa 920-0192

  • Review Article
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Neuromyelitis Optica
    Author(s): Kazuya TakahashiKazuya Takahashi

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can have detrimental effects on many different systems in the body, including the central nervous system. Neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) refers to several different neurological and/or behavioral clinical syndromes, and has been reported as having a prevalence rate of approximately 30−40%, while manifestation of myelitis or optic neuritis of NPSLE is rare (~1%). Myelitis and optic neuritis are easily identifiable since myelitis is frequently transverse, and manifests as severe disturbances in both motor and sensory pathways, while optic neuritis is often both bilateral and severe. At least 85% of patients experience relapses in the form of optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, or both. Furthermore, some cases of NPSLE with optic neuritis are often complicated by myelitis. Interestingly, the characteristics of myelitis.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000208

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