Remote neurologic manifestations of cancer

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Abstract

In patients with or without a known cancer diagnosis, a number of clinical neurologic syndromes should raise suspicion for a paraneoplastic disorder. For some of these disorders, the presence of specific autoantibodies is a useful diagnostic marker. The actual immunopathogenetic mechanisms for most paraneoplastic syndromes are still unclear. Although many patients affected by paraneoplastic disorders suffer severe and permanent neurologic deficits, a significant number of patients benefits from prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-122
Number of pages38
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Neurologic Manifestations
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Neoplasms
Autoantibodies
Nervous System
Therapeutics

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