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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 185--7

Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis associated with bronchogenic carcinoma : a case report.


Department of Neurology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, 190 011, India., India

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M A Wani
Department of Neurology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, 190 011, India.
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Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is a rare clinical entity, associated most often with the oat cell carcinoma of the lung. Clinically, it presents with affective changes in personality, memory loss, confusional state, hallucinations, and seizures; with dementia being the common feature as the disorder progresses. Response to treatment is disappointingly poor.






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