Turkish Journal of Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 77--79

Polyneuropathy as paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with metastatic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma


Ecem Bostan1, Adam Jarbou1, Neslihan Akdogan1, Aysegul Uner2, Altan Kavuncuoglu2 
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ecem Bostan
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara.
Turkey

Paraneoplastic syndromes are multisystemic diseases that are seen in association with solid organ tumors and lymphomas. Immune-mediated polyneuropathy, encephalopathy, cerebellar degeneration, and Guillain–Barre syndrome have all been described as paraneoplastic neurologic disorders. Clinical symptoms may appear before the diagnosis of associated malignancy creating diagnostic confusion. Tumor-derived peptides, hormones, and mediators are shown to be associated with paraneoplastic syndromes. Herein, we present an unusual case of stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with cutaneous metastatic nodules presenting initially as paraneoplastic polyneuropathy.


How to cite this article:
Bostan E, Jarbou A, Akdogan N, Uner A, Kavuncuoglu A. Polyneuropathy as paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with metastatic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.Turk J Dermatol 2021;15:77-79


How to cite this URL:
Bostan E, Jarbou A, Akdogan N, Uner A, Kavuncuoglu A. Polyneuropathy as paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with metastatic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Turk J Dermatol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];15:77-79
Available from: https://www.tjdonline.org/article.asp?issn=1307-7635;year=2021;volume=15;issue=3;spage=77;epage=79;aulast=Bostan;type=0