Paraneoplastic Syndromes Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: Wafik S El-Deiry, MD, PhD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the pathophysiology of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes fever in paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes dysgeusia in paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes cachexia in paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes rheumatologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes renal paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes GI paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes hematologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes?

What causes paraneoplastic endocrine syndromes?

What causes neuromuscular paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the prevalence of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the prognosis of paraneoplastic syndromes?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of paraneoplastic syndromes?

How are paraneoplastic syndromes categorized?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of miscellaneous paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of rheumatologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of renal paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of GI paraneoplastic syndromes?

What conditions are associated with GI paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of hematologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of endocrine paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of neuromuscular paraneoplastic syndromes?

How are the physical findings of paraneoplastic syndromes characterized?

Which physical findings are characteristic of hematologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What are the rheumatologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of rheumatologic paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of renal paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of GI paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of endocrine paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which physical findings are characteristic of neuromuscular paraneoplastic syndromes?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What are the differential diagnoses for Paraneoplastic Syndromes?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the role of blood studies in the workup of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the role of autoantibody assays in the workup of paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of paraneoplastic syndromes?

Treatment

How are paraneoplastic syndromes treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of paraneoplastic syndromes?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of paraneoplastic syndromes?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Paraneoplastic Syndromes?

Which medications in the drug class Lymphocyte immune globulins are used in the treatment of Paraneoplastic Syndromes?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive drugs are used in the treatment of Paraneoplastic Syndromes?