Neuropsychiatricimpairement in patients in patients with systemic lupus erythematodes

Authors: L. Linková 1;  V. Peterová 2;  M. Olejárová 1;  Z. Seidl 2;  C. Dostál 1
Authors‘ workplace: Revmatologický ústav a 1. LF UK, Praha 2MR oddělení Radiodiagnostické kliniky 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha 1
Published in: Čes. Revmatol., , 2003, No. 2, p. 78-82.


Paper presents recent views on the pathogenesis of the neuropsychiatric lupus and is aimed at themethods of clinical and laboratory examination, and at the supportive neurological methods of theliquor examination, electroencephalography (EEG), brain imaging using computer tomography(CT),magnetic resonance (MR), spectroscopy (SPECT) or positron emission tomography (PET). Themost useful technique appears to be the magnetic resonance of the brain and the complex examinationof liquor. Possibilities of treatment are briefly mentioned at the end of the paper.

Key words:
systemic lupus erythematosus, neuropsychiatric manifestation, pathogenesis, methodsof examination, treatment

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