Clinically diagnosed fatal cerebral vasculitis in long-standing juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Clinically diagnosed fatal cerebral vasculitis in long-standing juvenile rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Gabriella Kiss and Judit Kelemen and Mikl{\'o}s B{\'e}ly and P. V{\'e}rtes},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
Dear Editor, Systemic vasculitis is one of the most common extraarticular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) [1], although it is less frequent in juvenile RA (JRA). We report a case of JRA with systemic vasculitis. The patient spent a total of 2 years and 8 months in hospitals over the 39-year course of her disease until she finally died of autoimmune cerebral vasculitis. The female patient’s (born in 1942) polyarthritis and carditis started in 1954 and required several… CONTINUE READING
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