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Non-stiff anti-amphiphysin syndrome: Clinical manifestations and outcome after immunotherapy.
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PMID:  25087755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Amphiphysin antibody causes paraneoplastic stiff-person syndrome and can also result in a variety of neurological manifestations. Here, we investigated the clinical spectrum of 20 patients with non-stiff anti-amphiphysin syndrome and their responses to immunotherapy. The most common neurological manifestation was limbic encephalitis (n=10), followed by dysautonomia (n=9), and cerebellar dysfunction (n=6). Cancer was detected in only seven patients. Intravenous immunoglobulin or steroid treatment was effective in most patients, but three improved only after rituximab treatment. Our study suggests that anti-amphiphysin syndrome can manifest as non-stiff encephalomyelitis and is only partially associated with cancer. Active immunotherapy, including rituximab, would be beneficial.
Jangsup Moon; Soon-Tae Lee; Jung-Won Shin; Jung-Ick Byun; Jung-Ah Lim; Yong-Won Shin; Tae-Joon Kim; Keon-Joo Lee; Kyung-Il Park; Keun-Hwa Jung; Ki-Young Jung; Sang Kun Lee; Kon Chu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimmunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8421     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neuroimmunol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109498     Medline TA:  J Neuroimmunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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