alexa A pachymeningitis as an unusual cause of headache in sy

Lupus: Open Access
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report

A pachymeningitis as an unusual cause of headache in systemic lupus erythematosus

Thara Larbi1*, Saloua B’chir Hamzaoui1, Maroua Mrouki1, Amira Manamani2, Amira Ouni1, Kamel Bouslama1, Skander M’rad1

1Department of internal medicine, Mongi Slim Hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia

2Department of Radiology, Mongi Slim Hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author:
Thara Larbi
Department of internal medicine
Mongi Slim Hospital, La Marsa
Tunis Tunisia
Tel: 00 216 70 109 181
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 04, 2015; Accepted date: December 15, 2015 Published date: January 22, 2015

Citation: Thara Larbi, Saloua B’chir Hamzaoui, Maroua Mrouki, Amira Manamani, Amira Ouni, Kamel Bouslama, Skander M’rad (2016) A pachymeningitis as an unusual cause of headache in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus Open Access 1:106.

Copyright: © 2016 Thara Larbi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated by hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) four year after the onset of SLE. A 25-year-old woman with a previous diagnosis of SLE was admitted for severe headaches and vomiting without signs of meningeal irritation or papilloedema on fundus examination. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed diffuse thikening of the dura matter with hyperintense signal on fluidattenuated inversion recovery sequence and gadolinium contrast enhancement. There was no sinus thrombosis on MR venography. Both clinical symptoms and imaging findings improved after steroid therapy

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version