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Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders: Introduction

Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders: A term used to describe the distant neurological effects of cancer. It results from an autoimmune attack against antigens present in cancer and the nervous system. Peripheral nerves, central nervous system and muscle controlling nerves may be affected. Often the effects become obvious before the cancer is detected. Types of PNS include Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, subacute cerebellar ataxia, opsoclonus-myoclonus, retinopathies, limbic encephalitis, chronic gastrointestinal pseudoobstruction, sensory neuronopathy, encephalomyelitis, dermatomyositis, Stiff-Person syndrome and melanoma-associated retinopathy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders is available below.

Symptoms of Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

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Causes of Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

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Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

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Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »

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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked....read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

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Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

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Definitions of Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders as a "rare disease".
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