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Indian J Nucl Med. 2019 Apr-Jun;34(2):167-168. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_135_18.

The Reperfusion of Ischemic Vasculitis in a Patient with Neuropsychiatric Lupus: A Serial Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Study.

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1
Section of Nuclear Medicine, Internal Medicine Department and Post-graduation Program, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
2
Division of Rheumatology, Internal Medicine Department and Post-graduation Program, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
3
Section of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Internal Medicine Department and Post-graduation Program, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
4
Medical Clinic Departament, Bioengineering Interunits Post-graduation Program, São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC), University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.

Abstract

We report a 44-year-old female patient diagnosed with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus and probable ischemia secondary to vasculitis in the speech motor region (Broca's area). After corticosteroid treatment, the patient recovered the speech, presented clinical improvement, and SISCOM showed reperfusion of the ischemic area (luxury perfusion).

KEYWORDS:

Aphasia; brain single-photon emission computed tomography; neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus

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