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Juvenile parkinsonism as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report and review of the literature

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  • José Manuel García-Moreno MD,

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    1. Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain
    • Servicio de Neurología (Policlínico 1a planta), Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Avda. Dr. Fedriani s/n 41009 Sevilla, Spain
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  • José Chacón MD

    1. Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain
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Abstract

Involvement of the central nervous system in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been well described. It usually includes psychiatric disturbance, seizures, and cranial nerve disorders. Movement disorders are less common, chorea being the one most frequently described. A parkinsonian syndrome may be an extremely rare manifestation of cerebral lupus. We report on a case of juvenile parkinsonism as a manifestation of SLE and review the literature. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society

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