Longitudinal myelitis in systemic lupus erythematosus: a paediatric case.

Andrea Campana, Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, Antonella Insalaco, Claudia Bracaglia, Matteo Di Capua, Elisabetta Cortis, Alberto G. Ugazio

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Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a very rare manifestation of the central nervous system in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially in case of involvement of continuous segments (longitudinal myelitis). We describe a 12-year-old female with lupus correlated with transverse myelitis with a longitudinal involvement of the spinal cord (D2 to D10) at the onset of the disease. Despite the administration of an early aggressive therapy, the outcome proved to be unfavourable. After 2 years of follow-up, the child still complains of paraplegia, sphincter incontinency and ipo-paresthesias of both legs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2587-2588
Number of pages2
JournalRheumatology International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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