Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 492--497

Transverse Myelitis in a Patient with Severe Lupus Nephritis: A Case Report


Ahmed H Mitwalli, Nawaz Ali Memon, Hassan Abu-Aisha, Jamal S Al-Wakeel, Nauman Tarif, Akram Askar, Durdana Hammad 
 Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed H Mitwalli
Department of Medicine (38), King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461
Saudi Arabia

We report here a case of severe lupus nephritis, Raynaud«SQ»s phenomenon, digital gangrene and optic neuritis who, developed acute transverse myelitis (ATM). SLE can present virtually with any complication in the central nervous system (CNS) and ATM is a rare but serious manifestation. It is noteworthy that ATM developed in this patient while she was on intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVC) therapy having already finished six doses of monthly infusions of 10 mg/kg body weight. The patient responded well to methyl-prednisolone pulse therapy, IVC and plasmapheresis. She recovered fully and is doing well after nine months of follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Mitwalli AH, Memon NA, Abu-Aisha H, Al-Wakeel JS, Tarif N, Askar A, Hammad D. Transverse Myelitis in a Patient with Severe Lupus Nephritis: A Case Report.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2002;13:492-497


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Mitwalli AH, Memon NA, Abu-Aisha H, Al-Wakeel JS, Tarif N, Askar A, Hammad D. Transverse Myelitis in a Patient with Severe Lupus Nephritis: A Case Report. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];13:492-497
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