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Editor's Correspondence
November 9, 1998

Lupus Myelitis

Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(20):2267-2268. doi:

Two cases are reported of transverse myelitis in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus.

A 21-year-old woman presented with loss of strength and progressive paresthesia in her lower limbs. She also presented with Raynaud phenomenon and arthralgia, with no objective signs of inflammation at the time of her examination. The results of a physical examination disclosed a markedly disturbed gait. She showed no evidence of muscular atrophy or fasciculation. She had abolished reflexes and impairment of all sensitivities, possibly at the level of D12.

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