Aggressive CNS Lupus vasculitis with antiphospholipid syndrome: Case report

Mohamed abd El Monem Teama

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and commonly presents with vascular thromboembolic phenomena, thrombocytopenia, and obstetric complications. Antiphospholipid syndrome can be classifi ed as either primary or secondary to other connective tissue diseases like SLE. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Clinical manifestations can involve both the central and peripheral nervous systems.