2001 issue 2

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Volume 10, issue 2

Systemic connective tissue diseases

Multisymptomatic neurological syndromes in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome

HALINA BARTOSIK-PSUJEK1, BARBARA ADACH1, ZBIGNIEW STELMASIAK1
1. Katedry i Kliniki Neurologii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 157-161
Keywords: antiphospholipid syndrome, neurological syndromes, stroke

Abstract

Two patients with numerous pronounced neurological symptoms are presented in the article. By clinical and immunological criteria they were diagnosed with cerebrovascular lesions and a co-existing antiphospholipid syndrome. Case 1: 39-year-old man, treated a year before for the right – sided hemiplegia resulting from an infarct to the left cerebral hemisphere; readmitted due to a severe pseudobulbar syndrome, with signs suggestive of the fifth nerve impairment, and bilateral peripheral damage of the seventh cranial nerve. Case 2: 28-year-old man, with right hemiplegia, sensorimotor dysphasia, and sensory impairment of the right leg.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Halina Bartosik-Psujek, Katedra i Klinika Neurologii Akademii Medycznej, ul. Jaczewskiego 8, 20-954 Lublin