Limbic encephalitis and small cell lung cancer. Clinical and immunological features.


Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (LE) is considered a particular manifestation of paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis (PEM), a remote effect of cancer almost always associated with anti-neuronal antibodies (anti-Hu; also called ANNA 1) and small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). In order to define the frequency of anti-Hu antibodies in LE with SCLC and to analyse… (More)