Unit Chief-Prof:


Associate Professor:

Dr.Prem Kumar


Dr.Varsha Reddy

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by systemic inflammation, auto-antibodies and a relapsing-remitting course. SLE most often affects young women and is characterized by multi-system involvement. The central nervous system (CNS) is a frequent target of SLE and its involvement leads to increased rates of morbidity and mortality.Two fold increased risk of ischemic stroke and a threefoldincreased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in individuals with SLE compared to the general population has been studied.

The diagnosis of SLE is always a challenge due to the wide variety of its manifestations. The occurrence of ischemic stroke primarily in the vertebrobasilar territory among young patients, especially women, should always raise suspicion for underlying SLEand prompt diagnostic investigations to confirm or exclude its presence.Here we present a case of young female with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus presenting as a recurrent stroke.