Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: lessons learned from magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Luyendijk2011NeuropsychiatricSL,
  title={Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: lessons learned from magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Jasper Luyendijk and Stefan C. A. Steens and Wiljan J N Ouwendijk and Gerda Steup-beekman and Eduard L. E. M. Bollen and J van der Grond and Tom W. J. Huizinga and Bart J. Emmer and Mark A. van Buchem},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={722-32}
}
OBJECTIVE The clinical manifestations of nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (neuropsychiatric SLE [NPSLE]) are highly diverse, and their etiology is incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to provide an inventory of abnormalities on conventional brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in NPSLE and to interpret the findings in relation to possible underlying pathogenetic mechanisms. METHODS MR images of the first episode of active NPSLE in 74 patients were… CONTINUE READING