Normal pressure hydrocephalus in the spectrum of neurological complications of systemic lupus erythematosus
Neurological Sciences, 08/10/2012
de Oliveira FF et al. – The authors report the case of a 39–year–old white woman with systemic lupus erythematosus who developed magnetic gait, speech difficulties, progressive memory impairment, urinary incontinence and episodes of involuntary closure of the eyelids. Signs and symptoms, associated with ventriculomegaly and normal cerebrospinal fluid pressure, suggested normal pressure hydrocephalus, which as a complication of systemic lupus erythematosus believably develops due to the insidious inflammatory process that occurs in the meningeal tissues or to the vasculitis itself.