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Case Reports in Neurological MedicineVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 589154, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Neurology, AZ Sint Jan Brugge Oostende, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

Department of Neurology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Received 27 May 2013; Accepted 22 June 2013

Academic Editors: D. B. Fee and J. C. Kattah

Copyright © 2013 Sofie N. De Blauwe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We describe a 66-year-old woman who presented with a dramatic course of PERM. Anti-glycine receptor antibodies were found. She stabilized after plasma-exchange and partly recovered. Eighteen months later, a diagnosis of smouldering breast cancer with bone marrow metastasis was made. There are indications that this tumor was already present at first presentation. An overview of PERM and anti-glycine receptor antibodies is given.





Author: Sofie N. De Blauwe, Patrick Santens, and Ludo J. Vanopdenbosch

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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