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Can paraneoplastic neurological syndrome be reversed?

Can paraneoplastic neurological syndrome be reversed?

Removal of primary: Complete removal of the tumor causing the paraneoplastic syndrome should help. However, the lesions may not be reversible. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/paraneoplastic-syndromes/basics/definition/CON-20028459 ...Read more

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What type of exam can diagnose Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes?

What type of exam can diagnose Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes?

Depends on type: There r many paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes, each associated with specific types of cancers. Thus, there's no generic answer to ur question. Paraneoplastic lymphomas, 4 instance, can produce specific antibodies which can b detected by blood tests or lumbar puncture, depending. The best "test"? A thorough history & physical by some1 knowledgeable (oncologist, neurologist) who can guide u more ...Read more

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How long can someone live with undiagnosed paraneoplastic neurological syndrome?

How long can someone live with undiagnosed paraneoplastic neurological syndrome?

Depends on cancer: Prognosis depends on the type of neoplasm (cancer). Paraneoplastic implies that the problem is related to an underlying cancer. ...Read more

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Have had symptoms of paraneoplastic neurological syndrome for 3 years. What tests should I go for?

If this is your own: Self-diagnosis, then the only tests you need at this time is a proper history and evaluation by a competent clinician. That individual will then explain if tests are indicated and what they will be. ...Read more

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What type if cancer related to paraneoplastic neurology syndrome?

What type if cancer related to paraneoplastic neurology syndrome?

More info needed: There are about 8 or 9 different paraneoplastic syndromes with neurological symptoms ranging from encephalitis to opsoclonus to myoclonus, to ataxia to neuropathy. You need to narrow things down to generate a list of cancers that may cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Well it can.: Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system usually can have varying symptoms of all kinds depending on the body part being injured. One of the things that can be injured is known as Dysautonomia. This means injury to the body functions that are involuntary that includes heart rate. ...Read more

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If PET/CT comes back negative while looking for occult cancer (paraneoplastic neurological sympts) can I relax, symptoms ongoing 2 years. Thanks you.

If PET/CT comes back negative while looking for occult cancer (paraneoplastic neurological sympts) can I relax, symptoms ongoing 2 years. Thanks you.

Yes!: Serious conditions make their presence known fairly quickly and don't as a rule wait for good doctors to diagnose them!! I do not have enough information in your case but if they have gone as far as PET Scan and still have not found anything serious one should relax!! ...Read more

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Autonomic neuropathy sympts for 21mths. Anti hu tested neg. Could this be a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome? My GP says don't worry PNS rare. Ideas

Autonomic neuropathy sympts for 21mths. Anti hu tested neg. Could this be a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome? My GP says don't worry PNS rare. Ideas

Autonomic neuropathy: Occurs in women typically with onset in the 4th or 5th decade. First confirm you have it (see a neurologist and have an EMG-NCS done. If the diagnosis is in question thermal testing and a tilt table test can clarify matters. Read about POTS and its many causes ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Yes: Oncologists or the physician who is managing a cancer patient usually orders a number of tests that check for chemicals abnormally produced by some types of cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome) ...Read more

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Unusual neurological symptoms, Paraneoplastic Panel was done at my request, neuro doesn’t suspect it at all based on presentation, waiting for results. How common are FALSE POSITIVE results?

Please repost: Your question is meaningless without a description of your “unusual” neurological symptoms. The significance of any testing is determined in large part by the pre-test probability of actually having the condition tested for. Furthermore, paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system are EXTREMELY rare. I think you can safely find something else to worry about. ...Read more

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What negative results in paraneoplastic serum panel mean? What the like hood to have the neurology syndrome with negative results?

What negative results in paraneoplastic serum panel mean? What the like hood to have the neurology syndrome with negative results?

Based on H&P: A para neoplastic syndrome is based on history and exam. Do not base the absence of a para neoplastic syndrome on a negative serum panel. I rarely get the panel because you treat the person and the disease not the test. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

Many: Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are caused by an abnormal immune response to the tumor, which makes the body accidentally attack its own nervous tissue. Muscle weakness, stiff limbs, dizziness, coordination problems, vision problems, confusion, difficulty swallowing, memory problems and numbness are some of the many possible symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best indicator of cancer: "tumor markers" or "paraneoplastic autoantibodies"? I have signs of cancer and neurological autoimmunity.

What is the best indicator of cancer: "tumor markers" or "paraneoplastic autoantibodies"? I have signs of cancer and neurological autoimmunity.

Neither: There are only a handful of very rare circumstances where a "tumor marker" blood test can prove that someone has a cancer. This is because many tumor markers can be elevated by other causes. Paraneoplastic autoantibodies do not diagnose cancer but are called that when a patient with a known cancer has autoantibodies without another known cause. ...Read more

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Neurology question concerning a abnormal paraneoplastic panel I was told that my panel had abnormalities in it and that I should have a chest CT scan done and a lambert eaton test and a never conduction study as well. I went to the neurologist because my

Neurology question concerning a abnormal paraneoplastic panel I was told that my panel had abnormalities in it and that I should have a chest CT scan done and a lambert eaton test and a never conduction study as well. I went to the neurologist because my

Lambert-Eaton: Lambert-eaton syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder associated with abnormal antibodies to what are called voltage gated calcium channels. These are channels in the membrane of the nerve part of the nerve-muscle junction. When a signal travels along the nerve to a muscle cell the tip of the nerve makes contact with the muscle cell and forms what is called a neuro-muscular junction. A substance called acetylcholine (a neuro-transmitter) is released into the neuromuscular junction and attaches to receptors on the muscle. The acetylcholine then causes potential changes in the membrane and the muscle cell is activated. The role of the voltage gated channels are to allow for the release of the acetylcholine. If abnormal antibodies are attached to the channels, the acetylcholine can't be released. This results in les. Les is sometimes confused with myasthenia gravis, a condition in which other antibodies are attacking the receptor sites at the nerve muscle junction. Both conditions can cause muscle weakness because both affect the function of the nerve muscle junction. The vgcc (voltage gated calcium channel) antibodies are often seen in people with certain types of lung and thymus tumors sometimes long before the tumor is actually found. A chest ct scan would be done to look for a tumor. An EMG and nerve conduction test would help distinguish between les and mg.
There is an association between autoimmune disorders and les not related to small cell tumors of the lung. There are treatments available. It is good that you don't have ms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Neurologist or oncologist for paraneoplastic neurological syndrome? Maybe sclc? -smoked 10yr. Now: dysesthesias, fatigue, cold/heat intolerant, no hunger.

Neurologist or oncologist for paraneoplastic neurological syndrome? Maybe sclc? -smoked 10yr. Now: dysesthesias, fatigue, cold/heat intolerant, no hunger.

See neurologist: Neurologists deal with these things. There are blood tests which can some times help figure these things out. ...Read more

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Cost of studying neurology?

Cost of studying neurology?

Lots. Staggeringly: First, 4 years of college, then 4 years of medical school...Then a year of internship and then about 3-5 years of residency/fellowship.
It takes a lot of money and time and dedication...I am pleased that you are interested, but go talk to a neurologist first before you make a decision... ...Read more

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What is idiopath auto neurology?

What is idiopath auto neurology?

New specialty to me: My guess is that this is a specialist that helps personal injury lawsuit clients that were in accidents using idiopathic methods. ...Read more

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What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

? PVL: I am wondering whether you may be asking about pvl which occurs in premature infants who suffer rds. This is the term used for periventricular leucomalacia. This a finding on ct and MRI that can be associated with the clinical condition of cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a neurological condition?

What are the signs of a neurological condition?

Depends: Nerves are involved in most functions of the body from bladder/stomach/blood pressure to sensation/strength/cognition. Whether or not there is a specific underlying disease depends on what system of the body is dysfunctional and what the symptoms are ...Read more

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What are some neurological symptoms?

What are some neurological symptoms?

Neuro symptoms: Neurological symptoms include weakness, numbness, loss of coordination, double vision, loss of vision in one eye, loss of speech or memory, inability to recognize left or right, trouble writing or calculating, tremor, seizure, or trouble with walking. ...Read more

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Best way to ease neurological migraines?

Best way to ease neurological migraines?

Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during an attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity of migraine. They are usually triggered by inadequate diet, poor sleep, stress or certain medications. Check with your doctor to find our what could be your best medication as it may vary for person to person based on their history. ...Read more

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Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read more

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What doctors treats paraneoplastic syndrome?

What doctors treats paraneoplastic syndrome?

It depends: While the ultimate treatment of a neoplastic syndrome is the treatment of the underlying cancer, which is done by an oncologist or a radiation therapist, because of the varied types of presentations other specialties may be involved. ...Read more

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What can I do to address neurological symptoms?

What can I do to address neurological symptoms?

See your doctor: The best thing to do is to first talk to your primary care physician. You will be examined and if your doctor thinks you need tests or need to be seen by a neurologist, those tests/consults will be ordered. ...Read more

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Is it possible for neurological damage be fixed?

Is it possible for neurological damage be fixed?

Must believe so: Nerves and brain tissue do not repair in the manner of other tissues. However, they can repair or accommodate to injury in remarkable ways. There must always be hope that recovery will occur. There should also be realistic approach to doing the best with what we have. Patients who are brain injured, paralyzed, epileptic, memory loss, have multiple sclerosis or parkinsonism can live well. ...Read more

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How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

Severe spinal curve: The spine curves with eventual kinking of nerve in spinal canal the curve have to be huge kyphosis forward bending is a risk for neuro problems. ...Read more