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Spontaneous neurological improvement in anti-Hu associated encephalomyelitis.
  1. T Byrne,
  2. W P Mason,
  3. J B Posner,
  4. J Dalmau
  1. Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.


    Symptoms of anti-Hu associated paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis (PEM) and sensory neuropathy (PSN) are usually severe and irreversible. Two patients are reported whose symptoms improved spontaneously, and in one of them they resolved after resection of an inflammatory lesion of the lung. Spontaneous neurological improvement, although rare, should be considered in the evaluation of therapies for PEM/PSN.

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