Paraneoplastic encephalitis associated with myasthenia gravis and malignant thymoma

Yu Miyazaki, Masaaki Hirayama, Hirohisa Watanabe, Noriyasu Usami, Kohei Yokoi, Osamu Watanabe, Gen Sobue

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Abstract

We present a patient with type B2 thymoma (World Health Organization Thymoma Classification) with the complications of anti-muscle acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive myasthenia gravis and anti-voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies associated with paraneoplastic encephalitis. A timing difference between the onset of these neurological disorders and a dissociation of clinical symptoms was observed during the disease. This report alerts clinicians that long-term follow-up is needed where patients have a residual thymoma and attention should be paid to other concomitant autoimmune disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-338
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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