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Severe Axonal Peripheral Polyneuropathy Revealing a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: About One Case

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Aim: We report a case of acute and severe sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy (with a severe motor damage) revealing a lupus. Case Presentation: A 48-year-old female patient was interned in rheumatology for a chronic polyarthritis. Four days after her hospitalisation, she was presenting a flask distal and proximal tetraparesia, with rapidly progressive installation. Electromyogram showed severe acute axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy. The antinuclear antibody was positive as the anti-ds-DNA antibodies. The evolution has been unsatisfactory despite the high-dose corticotherapy and the immunosuppressor. Conclusion: Even if it is rare, peripheral neuropathy can be a lupus discovery circumstance.

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Gbané-Koné, M. , Diomandé, M. , Ouali, B. , Coulibaly, A. , Ngandeu, A. , Eti, E. and Kouakou, M. (2015) Severe Axonal Peripheral Polyneuropathy Revealing a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: About One Case. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, 5, 36-39. doi: 10.4236/ojra.2015.52007.

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