2001 issue 2


Volume 10, issue 2

Systemic connective tissue diseases

Pathogenesis of neurological syndromes in systemic connective tissue diseases

1. Katedry i Kliniki Neurologii Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej w Szczecinie
2. Kliniki Reumatologii Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej w Szczecinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 125-128
Keywords: systemic connective tissue diseases, nervous system, systemic vasculitis, pathogenesis


Neurological disorders in systemic connective tissue diseases occur most frequently in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus and polyarteritis nodosa. Both the peripheral as well as central nervous system is affected. The disorders in question are caused by various autoimmunological processes, e.g. local vasculitis may be a reaction to deposits of antigen/antibody complexes, while disseminated neuronal lesions may be associated with the presence of these specific antibodies.

Address for correspondence:
Doc. Krystyna Honczarenko,
Katedra i Klinika Neurologii Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej,
ul. Unii Lubelskiej 1,
71-344 Szczecin