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Clinicopathological case: rapid cognitive decline and myoclonus associated with fever, arthropathy and scleritis
  1. Richard James Booth Ellis1,
  2. Mark Doran1,
  3. Anu Jacob1,
  4. Azzam Ismail2,
  5. Richard Davenport3
  1. 1 Neurology Department, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2 Histopathology Department, St James’ Hospital, Leeds, UK
  3. 3 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard James Booth Ellis, Neurology, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L9 7LJ, UK; richard.ellis{at}


A 65-year-old man presented with transient neurological symptoms, followed by rapid cognitive decline, myoclonus and fevers. He had evidence of scleritis and an arthropathy. This paper reports the clinicopathological conference discussed at the Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting 2017.

  • neuropathology
  • vasculitis
  • relapsing polychondritis
  • scleritis
  • clinical neurology

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally to the production of this manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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