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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - Jan 31 2001|
- Central nervous system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy