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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 4, 2002, pp. 504-507
Bioline Code: ni02135
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2002, pp. 504-507

 en Case Report - Scleroderma, Stroke, Optic Neuropathy : A Rare Association
C.P. Das, S. Prabhakar, V. Lal, P.S. Kharbanda


A known case of scleroderma presented with right hemiparesis, focal seizures, optic atrophy and gangrene of digits. There was no evidence of peripheral nerve or muscle involvement. MRI showed multifocal infarcts in both cerebral hemispheres. MR angiography revealed poor flow in bilateral carotid arteries with collateralization from posterior circulation. She improved with phenytoin, nifedipine, antibiotics and immunosuppressants. The rarity of central nervous system affliction in scleroderma and large vessel vasculitis is discussed along with review of literature.

Scleroderma, Stroke, Neurologic manifestation

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