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Who is at risk for paraneoplastic syndromes?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Cancer patients: Paraneoplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of disorders caused by mechanisms other than metastases, metabolic and nutritional deficits, infections, coagulopathy or side effects of cancer treatment. They may occur before the obvious signs of a malignancy become apparent.

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What are some paraneoplastic syndromes?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Neurologic and fever: Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare disorders triggered by altered immune system response to a neoplasm. They are defined as clinical syndromes involving nonmetastatic systemic effects. They arise from tumor secretion of hormones,peptides or cytokines arising in tumor and while fever is the most common presentation, several clinical situations observed simulating Cushing and Carcinoid syndrome.

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