Reversible dementia and chorea in a young woman with the lupus anticoagulant.

A 22-year-old woman gradually developed depression, dementia, and chorea over an 8-month period. She fulfilled the criteria for the primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome but not those for systemic lupus erythematosus. Her chorea and neurobehavioral deficits responded favorably to a regimen of prednisone, hydroxychloroquine, and aspirin. This appears to… CONTINUE READING