JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.255, no.11, pp.1625-1635, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
multiple sclerosis, collagen tissue disorders, SYSTEMIC-LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS, ACUTE TRANSVERSE MYELOPATHY, PRIMARY SJOGRENS-SYNDROME, MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS, OPTIC NEUROPATHY, ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME, INITIAL MANIFESTATION, ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES, LONGITUDINAL MYELITIS, SPINAL-CORD
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
Acute isolated neurological syndromes, such as optic neuropathy or transverse myelopathy, may cause diagnostic problems since they can be the first presentations of a number of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and collageneous tissue disorders. In the present study, particular systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS) patients, who were followed up with the initial diagnosis of possible MS with no evidence of collagen tissue disorders for several years, are described. Five patients with the final diagnosis of SLE and five pSS patients are evaluated with their neurologic, systemic and radiologic findings.