Title

Lupus Cerebritis as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Young Female

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Grand Strand

Document Type

Manuscript

Publication Date

4-2-2021

Keywords

systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus cerebritis, psychosis, neuropsychiatric lupus

Disciplines

Immune System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology

Abstract

The psychiatric and neurological symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are referred to as lupus cerebritis. The wide range of symptoms associated with SLE can pose a diagnostic challenge. We present a case of lupus cerebritis in a 31-year-old female presenting with psychosis. We present this case to increase awareness of the psychiatric manifestations of SLE that can be mistaken for more common etiologies of psychosis.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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