Aseptic meningoencephalitis in primary Sjögren's syndrome: Response to plasmapheresis and absence of CNS vasculitis at autopsy

R. P. Gerraty, P. A. McKelvie, E. Byrne

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It has been suggested that cerebral vasculitis is the pathogenetic mechanism of the central nervous system manifestations of primary Sjögren's syndrome. We present a fatal case of aseptic meningoencephalitis in an 18‐year‐old woman with primary Sjögren's syndrome in whom there was no evidence of cerebral vasculitis at autopsy. On two occasions her condition improved markedly following plasmapheresis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • central nervous system disorders
  • plasmapheresis
  • Sjögren's syndrome

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