Acute transverse myelitis in systemic lupus erythematosus: report of a case

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can cause multiple organ damage. It is more common in females with a ratio of 9:1 with respect to males. (1)
Neuropsychiatric manifestations in patients with SLE are common, and when these manifestations are developed, the course of the disease and the prognosis are significantly worse. (2)
The reported prevalence of neuropsychiatric manifestations in SLE is highly variable. There are studies that report prevalence as high as 80-90%. (3) According to latest reports, the prevalence is between 30-40%, and the presentation is possible even before the diagnosis of the disease. (4)