Lupus Cerebritis as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Young Female
systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus cerebritis, psychosis, neuropsychiatric lupus
Immune System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology
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.
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Gosal K, Pollock E, Mangano A, et al. Lupus Cerebritis as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Young Female. Cureus. 2021;13(4):e14259. doi:10.7759/cureus.14259