Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 404--407

Paraneoplastic encephalitis as a first evidence of recurrent neuroblastoma: A rare case entity


Suhas Vilasrao Aagre1, Apurva Patel1, Mukesh Choudhary1, Pritam Kataria1, Krunal Baldaniya2 
1 Department of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, GCRI, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Radiology, GCRI, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Suhas Vilasrao Aagre
Room No: 19, Research Hostel, GCRI, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad - 380 016, Gujarat
India

Prevalence of paraneoplastic encephalitis in association with recurrent neuroblastoma (NB) is rare. Here, we report a case of recurrent NB presented as paraneoplastic encephalitis, treated successfully with high dose steroids leading to complete neurological recovery. This case highlights the importance of early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of paraneoplastic encephalitis in a pediatric patient with the new development of neurological symptoms in the background of NB. Paraneoplastic encephalitis also served as an early sign of disease relapse.


How to cite this article:
Aagre SV, Patel A, Choudhary M, Kataria P, Baldaniya K. Paraneoplastic encephalitis as a first evidence of recurrent neuroblastoma: A rare case entity.J Pediatr Neurosci 2015;10:404-407


How to cite this URL:
Aagre SV, Patel A, Choudhary M, Kataria P, Baldaniya K. Paraneoplastic encephalitis as a first evidence of recurrent neuroblastoma: A rare case entity. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];10:404-407
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