Therapeutic case conference from northwestern: An elderly gentleman with an unsteady gait

Neelima Vidula*, Melissa Johnson, Aashish Didwania

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Abstract

We provide a Therapeutic Conference from Northwestern based on the case of a 63-year-old man who presented with cerebellar ataxia in the setting of a negative workup for a cerebrovascular event, toxic-metabolic, and infectious etiologies and was ultimately diagnosed with a paraneoplastic syndrome secondary to limited-stage small cell lung cancer. A discussion of the clinical management including diagnostic workup and treatment of cerebellar ataxia paraneoplastic syndrome and limited-stage small cell lung cancer is provided. We also discuss the mechanisms of action of chemotherapy used to treat limited-stage small cell lung cancer and potential side effects associated with these agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of therapeutics
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • cerebellar ataxia
  • limited-stage small cell lung cancer
  • lung cancer therapeutics
  • paraneoplastic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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