Paraneoplastic Neuromuscular Disorders - Part I

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Abstract

Paraneoplastic disorders are uncommon but clinically important complications of a large number of neoplasms. Most paraneoplastic syndromes are thought to have an autoimmune etiology, although the weight of evidence supporting autoimmunity varies among syndromes. Prompt diagnosis of a paraneoplastic disorder can increase the likelihood of a favorable neurologic and oncologic outcome. This article reviews the clinical features, autoimmune aspects, diagnostic approach, and treatment options for patients with paraneoplastic disorders affecting the spinal cord, motor neurons, neuromuscular junction, and muscle. Part 2 of this review, to be published in the next issue, will discuss the paraneoplastic neuropathies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-40
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1999

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Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Neuromuscular Junction
Spinal Cord Diseases
Motor Neurons
Autoimmunity
Nervous System
Weights and Measures
Muscles
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Paraneoplastic Neuromuscular Disorders - Part I. / Dropcho, Edward.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Vol. 1, No. 1, 09.1999, p. 32-40.

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