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Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes

Jeremy Rees and Angela Vincent

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2421_update_001

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Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes

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Case History—A 32 yr old man presenting with drowsiness and confusion.

Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are disorders caused by the presence of an underlying tumour, but not due to either direct or metastatic invasion, or to recognized metabolic or endocrine complications. They are thought to arise from an autoimmune response to onconeural tumour antigens which are also expressed by cells of the central or peripheral nervous system....

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Subjects: Neurology

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