European Journal of Rheumatology
Case-Based Review
Leptomeningitis in rheumatoid arthritis

Leptomeningitis in rheumatoid arthritis


Faculty of Medical and Allied Health, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Sydney, Australia


Department of Rheumatology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Sydney

Eur J Rheumatol 2021; 8: 48-50
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2020.20063
Read: 1342 Downloads: 577 Published: 01 January 2021

In this case report, we describe the case of a patient given the presumptive diagnosis of rheumatoid leptomeningitis on the basis of clinical findings and clinical response to antirheumatic medications after other causes of meningitis were excluded. Numerous case reports describe rheumatoid meningitis; however, rheumatoid leptomeningitis, in the absence of pachymeningitis, is a rare phenomenon. As such, the literature about it is scant. This unique case provides an opportunity to further characterize the symptoms and radiological findings of leptomeningitis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. 

Cite this article as: Manolios E, Manolios N, Spencer D. Leptomeningitis in rheumatoid arthritis. Eur J Rheumatol 2021; 8(1): 48-50.

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