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Acute transverse myelitis in systemic lupus erythematosus: report of a case

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Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that usually develops neurological manifestations in a high percentage of the cases. Acute transverse myelitis is a rare neurological complication with significant possibility of damage, sequelae and poor prognosis. We present the case of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and acute transverse myelitis who responded adequately to treatment with intravenous steroids and cyclophosphamide. Having in mind acute transverse myelitis as a possibility in any patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, allows us to be ready and able to diagnose and treat this complication early, avoiding sequels and poor prognosis.

Fernando Pavel González Ibarra, Ezequiel García Tizoc, Alma Guadalupe Rojo Jimenez, Carlos Leopoldo Águila Gastélum, Zamudio Lerma Jorge Alberto, Marco Antonio Maradiaga Ceceña

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