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043 Neurological manifestations in rheumatological disease: a case series I
  1. Eileen JMc Manus,
  2. Douglas White,
  3. Alan Doube,
  4. Jan Schepel,
  5. Matthew Phillips and
  6. Kamal Solanki
  1. WDHB, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand


Objective Rheumatology encompasses a broad range of multisystemic, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Neurological manifestations of these diseases are not uncommon. Neurological findings may predate rheumatological findings or may emerge months to years post initial diagnosis. Rheumatological diseases presenting as neurological syndromes can cause diagnostic challenges.

Methods/Results We present a range of rheumatological cases with unusual neurological presentations that demonstrate this point including; C2-C3 facet arthropathy in Diffuse Scleroderma, Granulomatosis with polyangiitis manifesting with craniofacial involvement, pseudo vasculitis associated cerebrovascular events, SAPHO syndrome with a thoracic syrinx, Neuro- Bechet’s vasculitis with tumour-like CNS lesions, Platybasia in Paget’s disease and others.

Conclusions Familiarity with the neurological manifestations of rheumatologic diseases is important for both rapid diagnosis and appropriate intervention.

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