Third cranial nerve palsy? Look for a sicca syndrome.

  title={Third cranial nerve palsy? Look for a sicca syndrome.},
  author={Alessio Galbussera and Lucio Tremolizzo and Emmanuelle Tagliabue and Carlo Ceresa and Roberto Cilia and Claudio Ruffmann and Carlo Ferrarese and Ildebrando Marco Appollonio},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={253 1-2},
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disorder, and neurological involvement may frequently occur. Here we describe a 79-year-old woman who came to our attention for a sudden right incomplete 3rd cranial nerve palsy. Following extensive investigations, a diagnosis of primary SS was reached, and the patient recovered after treatment with ev Ig and steroids. Therefore, we suggest that SS should be considered in apparently idiopathic 3rd cranial nerve palsies, since, with the… CONTINUE READING