Neuropsychiatric lupus syndromes: relationship with antiphospholipid antibodies.

  title={Neuropsychiatric lupus syndromes: relationship with antiphospholipid antibodies.},
  author={Antonella Afeltra and Pierluigi Garzia and Anna Paola Mitterhofer and Marta Vadacca and Sara Galluzzo and Flavia del Porto and Licia Finamore and Stefano Pascucci and Marina Gasparini and Bruno Lagan{\`a} and Domenico Caccavo and Giovanni Maria Ferri and Antonio Amoroso and Ada Francia},
  volume={61 1},
The authors assessed the prevalence of neuropsychiatric manifestations occurring in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE), according to the American College of Rheumatology standardized definitions for NPSLE, and evaluated the relationship between NPSLE and antiphospholipid antibodies. Sixty-one consecutive SLE patients were studied. Neuropsychiatric manifestations consistent with the diagnosis of NPSLE occurred in 44 (72%). Patients with NPSLE showed significantly higher levels of… CONTINUE READING