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Lupus Demylinating Syndrome (Lupoid Sclerosis)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) for lupoid sclerosis.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

G35, M32

Description:

Some patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) develop a demylinating syndrome resembling multiple sclerosis. Whether this syndrome actually exists as a separate entity is a matter of debate and research.

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