Transverse myelitis and optic neuritis in systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report with magnetic resonance imaging findings

Jay G. Kenik, Kelly Krohn, Richard B. Kelly, Martin Bierman, Michael D. Hammeke, John A. Hurley

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We describe a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who developed transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the presence of an abnormal signal in a normal‐sized spinal cord which corresponded to the patient's neurologic deficit. No abnormality was recognized in either optic nerve. Magnetic resonance may prove to be a useful imaging modality for the diagnosis of a transverse myelopathy in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-950
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1987


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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