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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Brainstem Involvement in Sjogren's Syndrome-Related Sensory Neuronopathy|
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 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. METHODS AND RESULTS A 65-year-old woman with Sjogren syndrome had slowly progressive unsteadiness of gait and limb paresthesias. A blink reflex examination suggested a paramedian brainstem lesion, confirmed by MRI. CONCLUSIONS Sjogren'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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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