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Revista médica de Chile

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ARAYA C, Pablo et al. Primary vasculitis of the Central Nervous System: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.6, pp.807-810. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872009000600011.

A primary central nervous system vaculitis is an uncommon and invalidating disease, which has a fatal course if left untreated. We report a 63 year-old woman presenting with a history of two months of cognitive impairment, dysarthria, gait instability and tremor. After four months of evolution a right hemianopsia and a flaccid paresis of upper right limb appeared. A brain biopsy was performed and the histological findings confirmed the suspicion of primary cerebral vasculitis. The patient was treated with cyclophosphamide and prednisone, observing a partial recovery of cognitive and motor function.

Keywords : Cyclophosphamide; Nervous System; Prednisone; Vasculitis; Central Nervous System.

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