Central nervous system vasculitis as a complication of refractory dermatomyositis

M. Regan, U. Haque, M. Pomper, C. Pardo, J. Stone

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Abstract

We describe a 47-year-old woman with refractory dermatomyositis (DM) who developed progressive cognitive dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a large cerebral infarction, and the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis was confirmed by both angiogram and brain biopsy. Her DM and CNS vasculitis responded promptly to the institution of daily cyclophosphamide, and her previously refractory disease entered remission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 31 2001

Keywords

  • Central nervous system
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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