Isolated benign cerebral vasculitis

Arch Neurol. 1978 Sep;35(9):612-4. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1978.00500330060012.


A young woman south medical care for headache, nausea, and evolving focal neurologic signs. The CSF was normal; cerebral angiography showed segmental narrowing and irregularity of intraparenchymal arterioles. Isolated cerebral vasculitis was the clinical diagnosis made by careful exclusion; the illness reponded well to steroids and there was later angiographic evidence of healing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteritis / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / drug therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use


  • Prednisolone