Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Acquired Brown's syndrome in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. J L Alonso-Valdivielso,
  2. B Alvarez Lario,
  3. J Alegre López,
  4. M J Sedano Tous,
  5. A Buitrago Gómez
  1. Rheumatology Section, Hospital General Yagüe, Instituto Nacional de la Salud, Burgos, Spain.


    A 27 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) developed vertical diplopia with an apparent bilateral inferior oblique muscle palsy, resulting in a limitation of elevation of the globe in adduction. It resolved with systemic steroid treatment. A transient tenosynovitis affecting the superior oblique tendons was the probable underlying pathological mechanism. This is the first described case of Brown's syndrome associated with SLE.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles

    • Research Article
      J McGalliard A L Bell
    • Research Article
      A J Barnett J C Griffiths R H West