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Paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome

Disease definition

Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS) can be defined as remote effects of cancer that are not caused by the tumor and its metastasis, or by infection, ischemia or metabolic disruptions.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • PCD
    • PNS
    • Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0393534  C0751911  C3267031
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 7326
  • MedDRA: 10072106

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