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Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: Introduction

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: Disorders of the cerebellum associated with tumors. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls coordination. It is believed that the body's immune system's attempt to destroy the tumor results in damage to the cerebellum. The main tumors associated with this condition include lung and breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma and reproductive organ tumors. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration is available below.

Symptoms of Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

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Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: Complications

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Causes of Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

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Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration:

Cerebellar degeneration associated with a remote neoplasm. Clinical manifestations include progressive limb and GAIT ATAXIA; DYSARTHRIA; and NYSTAGMUS. The histologic type of the associated neoplasm is usually carcinoma or lymphoma. Pathologically the cerebellar cortex and subcortical nuclei demonstrate diffuse degenerative changes. Anti-Purkinje cell antibodies (anti-Yo) are found in the serum of approximately 50% of affected individuals. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p686) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, or a subtype of Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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