Publication
Title
Herpes zoster myelitis occurring during treatment for systemic lupus erythematodes
Author
Abstract
A woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with a tester eruption, Transverse myelitis developed at the site of the dermatomal distribution of the rash, SLE and varicella tester virus (VZV) can both cause myelitis, and are difficult to differentiate, The topographic association between the cutaneous and the neurological involvement suggesting VZV myelitis was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for VZV in the cerebrospinal fluid. This case illustrates the potential role of the selective amplification of VZV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid to diagnose central neurological complications associated with VZV. The value of magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord in the evaluation of patients with myelitis is emphasized.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of rheumatology. - Toronto, Ont.
Publication
Toronto, Ont. : 1996
ISSN
0315-162X
Volume/pages
23:3(1996), p. 548-550
ISI
A1996TZ32800028
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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