Published: 2020-10-21

Multiple cerebral aneurysms: a rare presentation in systemic lupus erythematosus

Avtar Singh Dhanju, Deepshikha Singla, K. Thiyagu, Manisha Khubber, Pranjali Batra, Namit Gupta, Praneet Manekar, Upasna Ajmani


Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multisystem autoimmune disorder and its complications include cerebral vasculitis and vasculopathy which can be the first manifestation of SLE. Subarachnoid haemorrhage due to rapid aneurysm growth and rupture is a major neurosurgical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There is need for more rapid diagnosis and aggressive treatment of SLE patients with unruptured aneurysms. Authors report a case of 23 years old female, a newly diagnosed case of SLE complicated by rupture of cerebral aneurysms.


Systemic lupus erythematosus, Aneurysms, Subarachnoid haemorrhage, Optic neuropathy, Anterior cerebral artery

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