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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7907

Title: Encephalopathy and severe neuropathy due to probable systemic vasculitis as an initial manifestation of mixed connective tissue disease
Authors: Matsui, Hideaki
Udaka, Fukashi
Oda, Masaya
Kubori, Tamotsu
Nishinaka, Kazuto
Kameyama, Masakuni
Keywords: Mixed connective tissue disease, treatable dementia, cognitive dysfunction
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2006
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
Citation: Neurology India (ISSN: 0028-3886) Vol 54 Num 1
Abstract: We described a 69-year-old woman with neurological manifestations due to mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). The patient demonstrated subacute cognitive decline, seizure and gait disturbance with no connective tissue manifestation. She had been diagnosed with dementia at another hospital, later in our hospital, serological examinations disclosed high titers of anti-RNP antibody. Cognitive dysfunction in this patient was dramatically ameliorated by steroid therapy. Three months later, she developed edema of the hands, synovitis and acrosclerosis. The patient was finally diagnosed as having MCTD. We emphasized MCTD as a rare cause of "treatable dementia".
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7907
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ni06023
Rights: Copyright 2006 Neurology India.
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