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Acute transverse myelopathy complicating systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. D J Propper,
  2. R C Bucknall
  1. Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool.


    A sixteen year old girl with systemic lupus erythematosus developed acute transverse myelopathy. She was treated with high dose steroids, cyclophosphamide, and plasma exchange and regained partial neurological function. Previous descriptions of transverse myelopathy complicating systemic lupus erythematosus are reviewed, with particular reference to the efficacy of high dose steroid treatment.

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