A 37-year-old woman developed progressive symmetrical weakness with areflexia, consistent with Guillain-Barré syndrome. After initially briefly responding to intravenous immunoglobulin, her weakness progressed markedly. Further investigation identified a new diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus with lupus nephritis. Following additional plasma exchange and corticosteroids, the lupus activity remitted and she made a complete neurological recovery.
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Contributors PCK performed the literature review and prepared the manuscript. AK provided critical review and editing. MAN provided histopathology imaging and annotations. RM provided critical review and editing.
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 Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Hugh Willison, Glasgow, UK.
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