Multiple cerebral aneurysms: a rare presentation in systemic lupus erythematosus

Authors

  • Avtar Singh Dhanju Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • Deepshikha Singla Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • K. Thiyagu Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • Manisha Khubber Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • Pranjali Batra Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • Namit Gupta Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • Praneet Manekar Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.
  • Upasna Ajmani Department of Medicine, 2Department of Opthalmology, GMC Amritsar, Punjab, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20204533

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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.

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2020-10-21

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