A case of normal-pressure hydrocephalus associated with rheumatoid arthritis

Chiara Catananti, Simona Mastropaolo, Cristina Calabrese, Maria Caterina Silveri, Graziano Onder

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Rheumatoid arthritis may cause central nervous system complications by means of various mechanisms. We describe the case of a patient with a new diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) complicated by normal-pressure hydrocephalus. After treatment with prednisone, the patient improved remarkably as regards mental status, urinary control and gait. We suggest that normal-pressure hydrocephalus may occur as an extra-articular manifestation of RA, caused by a pathogenic inflammatory mechanism. We analyse previous case reports describing a relationship between RA and normal-pressure hydrocephalus, and discuss potential mechanisms underlying this association
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)189-191
Numero di pagine3
RivistaAging clinical and experimental research
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010


  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • hydrocephalus


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