GUNNAR KRAAG, M.D., F.R.C.P.(c); ANTHONY J. RICHARDS, M.B.,M.R.C.P.; DUNCAN A. GORDON, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: We read with interest the paper by Drs. Bennahum, Messner, and Shoop, "Brain Scan Findings in Central Nervous System Involvement by Lupus Erythematosus" (Ann Intern Med 81:763-765, 1974). They have shown brain scanning to be a safe and useful tool for diagnosis and evaluation of therapy. They excluded patients with purely psychiatric symptoms, but it would be interesting to know if a brain scan could help in differentiating true central nervous system involvement in lupus erythematosus, from psychiatric symptoms induced by corticosteroid therapy. This is a frequent dilemma for the practicing physician who must decide whether to
KRAAG G, RICHARDS AJ, GORDON DA. Brain Scanning in Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Intern Med. ;82:594. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-594_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):594.
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