Involvement of the Central Nervous System in Rheumatoid Arthritis : Its Clinical Manifestations and Analysis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    • ANDO Yukiko
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • KAI Sunako
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • UYAMA Eiichiro
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • IYONAGA Kazuhiro
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • HASHIMOTO Yoichiro
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • UCHINO Makoto
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • ANDO Masayuki
    • The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine

Abstract

A rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient showed high signal intensity in the subcortical region of the frontal and occipital lobes on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Histopathological examination in the autopsy specimen revealed severe systemic vasculitis. Additional radiological and laboratory studies revealed that transient cerebral ischemia induced by vasculitis occurred in this patient.<br>(Internal Medicine 34: 188-191, 1995)

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 34(3), 188-191, 1995-03-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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