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August 1973

Increased Intracranial Pressure in Disseminated Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the departments of neurology (Dr. Silberberg) and ophthalmology (Dr. Laties), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(2):88-90. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490260032004

Four young women developed increased intracranial pressure with papilledema, but no localizing neurologic signs, in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus. Their condition improved coincident with corticosteroid administration. Experience with the first patient enabled us to avoid unnecessary contrast studies.

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