[Acute transverse myelitis in systemic lupus erythematosus: successful therapy with cyclophosphamide and prednisone]

Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1991 Jan 19;121(3):77-80.
[Article in German]


We describe a patient with acute transverse myelitis as the first symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus who was successfully treated with cyclophosphamide and prednisone. The literature on transverse myelitis is reviewed and its clinical presentation, diagnosis, therapy and prognosis are discussed. A new therapeutic approach involving cyclophosphamide and prednisone is proposed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cyclophosphamide / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / drug therapy
  • Myelitis, Transverse / etiology*
  • Prednisone / administration & dosage*


  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Prednisone