Recurrent aseptic meningitis followed by transverse myelitis as a presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus

J Rheumatol. 1988;15(5):862-4.


Recurrent aseptic meningitis as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has most often been reported as an adverse reaction to the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. We present a case of recurrent aseptic meningitis and transverse myelitis as the initial manifestation of SLE.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid / cytology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Meningitis / diagnosis*
  • Meningitis, Aseptic / diagnosis*
  • Meningitis, Aseptic / pathology
  • Myelitis / diagnosis*
  • Myelitis, Transverse / diagnosis*
  • Recurrence