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Revista Colombiana de Reumatología

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MEDINA, Yimy F et al. Asociation between systemic lupus erythematosus and multiple sclerosis: lupoid sclerosis. Rev.Colomb.Reumatol. [online]. 2010, vol.17, n.2, pp.111-122. ISSN 0121-8123.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with/without antiphospholipid syndrome are autoinmune illnesses. It has been described in many occasions the association of these two illnesses and the clinical picture of MS with characteristics of laboratory of SLE. When they affect to the central nervous system they can make it in a defined form for each illness or they can also make it in interposed or combined form of the two illnesses what has been called lupoid sclerosis; making that in some cases difficult the differentiation of the two illnesses and therefore to address the treatment. We present four cases of lupoid sclerosis, discuss the clinical and laboratory characteristics of this entity and we make a differentiation of the multiple sclerosis with the neurological affectation of SLE especially for images and laboratory results.

Keywords : systemic lupus erithematosus; sclerosis multiple; central nervous system; lupoid sclerosis.

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