A New Kind of and Reversible Brainstem Involvement in Primary Sjogren's Syndrome as an Initial Manifestation


Yerdelen D., Karatas M., Alkan O., Tufan M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.120, ss.155-158, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 120 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/00207450903359683
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.155-158

Özet

The prevalence of abnormalities on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) varies in primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) patients and they are generally multiple hyperintense areas in the subcortical and periventricular white matter on T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery sequences. Here, we report brainstem involvement in a patient with pSS that was extensive on MRI, but reversible. The patient's outcome was positive. To our knowledge, a similar case has not previously been described.