Callosal disconnection syndrome associated with relapsing polychondritis

Toru Baba, Shigenori Kanno, Tomomi Shijo, Yoshiyuki Nishio, Osamu Iizuka, Naoto Kamimura, Tomonori Ishii, Etsuro Mori

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Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare inflammatory disorder of the cartilagenous structures, and it sometimes involves the central nervous system. Encephalitis associated with RP causes a wide variety of symptoms according to the affected sites. We herein report the first case of 72-year-old right-handed man who developed acute meningoencephalitis associated with RP involving the corpus callous. After immunosuppressive therapy, his symptoms dramatically improved, but difficulty in performing bimanual movements with occasional diagonistic dyspraxia in his right hand remained. Because callosal signs are easily missed, especially in acute settings, it would be useful to know that RP can sometimes cause callosal disconnection syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1191-1193
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume55
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Callosal dysconnection syndrome
  • Diagonistic dyspraxia
  • Relapsing polychondritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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