Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory multi-organ disorder, which can affect the nervous system either directly or indirectly, or as an adverse event secondary to the immunotherapies used to treat the disease. In this chapter, we review the diagnostic criteria for SLE, the possible ways it can affect the central and peripheral nervous systems, and therapeutic options.

Chapter.  1456 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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