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August 1968

Papilledema and Asymptomatic Intracranial Hypertension in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Fluorescein Angiographic Study of Resolving Papilledema

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Neuro-ophthalmology Service of the departments of ophthalmology, neurology, and neurological surgery, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(2):189-193. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050191007

The unique occurrence of benign intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) in confirmed lupus erythematosus was seen in a 21-year-old woman. There was a moderate papilledema of both optic discs with dilated, tortuous, retinal veins. Lumbar puncture demonstrated a rise in intracranial pressure though there were no related neurologic findings. Fluorescein angiography was done at the time of admission and also two and seven weeks later, showing gradual resolution of the papilledema.