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Paraneoplastic Vasculitis of Nerve and Muscle with Neuropathy

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Hematology Oncology

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Description:

A paraneoplastic vasculitis may occur that primarily affects nerves and muscles. The patient develops a microvasculitis mediated by CD8+ T cells. Affected nerves develop axonal degeneration. A similar process affecting small blood vessels can be identified in muscle biopsies.

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