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Cerebral toxoplasmosis in systemic lupus erythematosus following intravenous methylprednisolone.
Med J Malaysia 2011; 66(1):68-70MJ

Abstract

Cerebral toxoplasmosis is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). An 18 year old male student, newly diagnosed to have SLE, developed neurological symptoms two days after completing intravenous methylprednisolone. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed features consistent with a diagnosis of probable cerebral toxoplasmosis. He responded dramatically to antitoxoplasma therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in the literature that presents a newly diagnosed SLE patient who rapidly developed cerebral toxoplasmosis following administration of intravenous methylprednisolone. Our case illustrates that this drug is potentially fatal and the importance of differentiating cerebral infection from neuropsychiatric lupus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Columbia Asia Hospital Nusajaya, Persiaraan Afiat, Taman Kesihatan Afiat, 79250 Nusajay Malaysia. pagal72@gmail.com.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23765150

Citation

Pagalavan, L, and F K. Kan. "Cerebral Toxoplasmosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Following Intravenous Methylprednisolone." The Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 66, no. 1, 2011, pp. 68-70.
Pagalavan L, Kan FK. Cerebral toxoplasmosis in systemic lupus erythematosus following intravenous methylprednisolone. Med J Malaysia. 2011;66(1):68-70.
Pagalavan, L., & Kan, F. K. (2011). Cerebral toxoplasmosis in systemic lupus erythematosus following intravenous methylprednisolone. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 66(1), pp. 68-70.
Pagalavan L, Kan FK. Cerebral Toxoplasmosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Following Intravenous Methylprednisolone. Med J Malaysia. 2011;66(1):68-70. PubMed PMID: 23765150.
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