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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Brainstem Involvement In Sjögren's Syndrome-related Sensory Neuronopathy.
Author: Damasceno, Alfredo
França, Marcondes C
Zanardi, Verônica A
Nucci, Anamarli
Abstract: Sensory neuronopathies (SN) are peripheral nervous system disorders associated with degeneration of dorsal root ganglion neurons. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have shown abnormalities limited to T2-weighted high signal intensity in the posterior columns. A 65-year-old woman with Sjögren syndrome had slowly progressive unsteadiness of gait and limb paresthesias. A blink reflex examination suggested a paramedian brainstem lesion, confirmed by MRI. Sjögren's syndrome-related SN may be associated with a more diffuse immune-mediated aggression, involving also the brainstem, and leading to some of the blink reflex abnormalities observed in nonparaneoplastic SN.
Subject: Brain Stem
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Sensation Disorders
Sjogren's Syndrome
Citation: Journal Of Neuroimaging : Official Journal Of The American Society Of Neuroimaging. v. 20, n. 4, p. 397-9, 2010-Oct.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2009.00393.x
Date Issue: 2010
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