CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2014; 05(S 01): S075-S076
DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.145212
Case Report
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Cerebellar ataxia in a young patient: A rare path to lupus

Kaushik Ghosh
Department of Medicine, Malda Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Atri Chatterjee
1  Department of Neurology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Susmita Ghosh
2  Department of Anesthesiology, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Sisir Chakraborty
3  Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Address for correspondence:

Dr. Kaushik Ghosh
Flat 3b, Padma Apartment, 110 DR M N Saha Road, Kolkata - 700 074,
India   

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 September 2019 (online)

 

ABSTRACT

Cerebellar ataxia is a rare manifestation of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Development of vasculitic infarcts in the cerebellum is the most plausible reason of this manifestation. We report the case of a patient who presented with characteristic skin rashes of lupus along with cerebellar signs. Imaging of brain in this patient revealed prominent cerebellar atrophy. She was treated with mycophenolate mofetil and oral corticosteroid, and there was no further progression of her neurological signs after the initiation of therapy. In the clinical context of varied presentations of neurolupus, this is one of the rare sightings and our treatment protocol holds promise as first-line therapy in future.


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Conflicts of interest

None declared.


Address for correspondence:

Dr. Kaushik Ghosh
Flat 3b, Padma Apartment, 110 DR M N Saha Road, Kolkata - 700 074,
India