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Systemic lupus erythematosus and primary cerebral lymphoma.
  1. A. S. Woolf,
  2. G. Conway
  1. Medical Unit, Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.


    A woman with a 21 year old history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is presented. During a period of low connective tissue disease activity she developed sudden difficulty in walking and after much investigation was found to have a primary lymphoma of the brain. She died 6 months after this diagnosis from meningeal spread, despite radiotherapy to the tumour. The association between SLE and lymphoma is discussed.

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